Make the crust: In a bowl stir together the crumbs and the sugar and stir the butter in well. Pat the mixture evenly onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a buttered 10-inch springform pan and bake the crust in the middle of a preheated 375F oven for 8 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the crust cool. In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the sugar until the mixture is smooth; beat in the sour cream, the flour, the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, the lime juice, the vanilla, and the food coloring, and beat the mixture until it is smooth. Pour the filling over the crust. Bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 375F oven for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 250F, and bake the cheesecake for 50 to 55 minutes more, or until the center is barely set. (The cheesecake will continue to set as it cools.) Let the cheesecake cool on a rack and chill it, covered, overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the pan and transfer it to a cake stand. With a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip, pipe the whipped cream into rosettes on the cheesecake. Garnish the cheesecake with the lime slices and the mint sprigs.
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|Serving Size: 1 Cheesecake (4724g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 11165 (72%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1240.6g||1654 %|
|Saturated Fat 688.5g||3443 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 331.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 69.4g|
|Cholesterol 6654.1mg||2047 %|
|Sodium 10911.7mg||376 %|
|Potassium 5187.6mg||137 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 919.8g||271 %|
|Dietary Fiber 10.8g||43 %|
|Sugars, other 909g|
|Protein 263.7g||377 %|
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Calories per serving: 15606
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fujmi435Delicious! Genuine cheese cake!2y ago
BonwebsLove this recipe..best ever. Have made it many times and everyone wants the recipe. Bake exactly 50 minutes and the top has NEVER cracked.3y ago
Thawley64This is a beautiful cheesecake and its delicious! Very easy to make.4y ago
KalmanizerI am a HUGE Cheesecake LOVER and I LOVE sampling different Cheesecake Recipes. Let me begin by telling you that this is SERIOUSLY one of the BEST Cheesecake's I've EVER tried. PERFECT amount of Flavor, Texture, Tartness, and Cheesecake Smoothness. Thank you VERY much for sharing your Cheesecake Recipe with the REST of the world. :)4y ago
baybdoll620I made it for my dad for his birthday, and he said it was the best key lime cheesecake he'd ever had.5y ago
DarrksydI made this today and it came out awesome. I cheated a bit and bought the Graham cracker crust shells. I was looking for those lime sugar covered candy to use as garnish instead. Great recipe5y ago
LainieslcVery tart, needs just a little more sugar.6y ago
voxmanAs promised, a simple, straight forward but rocking cheesecake. Texture was perfectly smooth and the flavor was tart and refreshing. Highly recommended!6y ago
jennysueboo2I made this exactly as the recipe says, and it ROCKS! Perfectly smooth and tart. I did not put the food coloring, but it was still beautiful. Next time I'll only cook it 50 minutes or slightly less, because I cooked it for 55 minutes and when it cooled it created large cracks in the surface -- which kinda' made it not so pretty... though still delicious! I think it's best when served a bit closer to room temp. and not ice cold.7y ago
AuburntigerWhile I have not baked this recipe, I have enjoyed the delicious results of this recipe. It has the perfect blend of tartness and the smoothness of the cheesecake is awesome. This is truly one of my favorites and something I always look forward to.7y ago