Sweet Little Details: Key Lime Cheesecake

Nothing screams summer like a good key lime pie. I absolutely love key lime pie and who doesn’t love cheesecake? Our friend, Jen, from Sweet Little Details put the two together to make a super yummy summer dessert.

Image by Jen Campbell

Key Lime Cheesecake

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 1/2  cups crushed graham crackers

1 cup flaked coconut

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)

3 large eggs

Whipped Cream, toasted coconut and limes for garnishing

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine butter, graham crackers and coconut; press on bottom of 9-inch springform pan. You might want to put a little cookie sheet in your oven to help catch any drips…even the best springform pans have their mishaps.

In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, add sugar. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add remaining lime juice and eggs; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour or until cake center is set.  Cool to room temperature. Chill thoroughly. Garnish as desired. I used real whipped cream, toasted coconut and limes. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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