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Easy Breezy Key Lime Cheesecake

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Easy Breezy Key Lime Cheesecake
6 Hr
8 Min

This simple cheesecake recipe tastes as good as Key Lime Pie, but smoother and creamier. Feel those breezes, that warm sunshine? This may not be the same as a few days in the islands but it will sure make dessert time a tropical pleasure.

What You'll Need

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 14.1-ounce package)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • Lime slices and fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

What to Do

  1. Bake crust in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate according to package directions; let cool. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and 8-ounces of whipped topping. Stir in lime juice until well blended and mixture is thick and smooth.
  3. Pour lime filling into cooled pie shell. Chill for 6 hours, or until set. 
  4. Before serving, garnish with remaining whipped topping, lime zest, and fresh mint leaves.

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I've made one similar to this and if you want a key lime pie you MUST use REAL key lime juice. Lime juice just doesn't taste good enough.

I love Key Lime so will make this very soon.

Well I will try this recipe with normal limes I haven't seen them here in the UK, I was sooo looking forward to having this dessert when we holiday'ed in US this year, We stayed in Santa Monica las summer, and visited LA, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, I asked for it in all three places at lunch or dinner, most places had it on the menue but nowhere had available I was so dissapointed, so I ask myself is it only popular in Florida as we were never refused it the, or it must be sooo popular in CA the eat it for breakfast every day lol.

Yes, you can buy key lime juice in the grocery store. It's usually in the same place as the bottled Lime or Lemon juice. It is more difficult to find, however. It does work very well in any recipe that calls for key lime juice and is much easier than using key limes.

I agree with babyuggie. So if you sub with key lime juice, is the recipe otherwise the same? One wonders...

Not to be persnickety about it, but there is no way on this green earth you are going to get one cup of juice out of 5 key limes. It would take around twenty five since a key lime is about the size of a walnut. It sounds like you are using regular limes, and in that case you might want to suggest a new name for the recipe. There is a distinct difference in flavor between a Key Lime and regular limes. You can't fool Mother Nature, and you can't fool someone who grew up in the "Keys".

You can buy a bottle of Key Lime juice at the grocery store.

The recipe, as printed, calls for LIME JUICE. The word KEY only appears in the recipe title


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