Key Lime Cheesecake
March 31st is National Orange and Lemons Day
In celebration the #SundaySupper crew is getting together to share citrus inspired recipes.
Being a Florida girl I had to join in and share a recipe myself. Since Florida is the Sunshine State known for it’s citrus I feel like I should have posted a citrus recipe using oranges. But while I was flipping through a cookbook packed full of citrus recipes this Key Lime Cheesecake recipe jumped out at me. This recipe could be altered and made using any citrus juice.
You can change this recipe up simply by changing the citrus fruit juice you use.
- lemon cheesecake
- orange cheesecake
- grapefruit cheesecake
- tangelo cheesecake
- lime cheesecake
- blood orange cheesecake
Belatedly I remembered I had a couple of blood orange in the refrigerator Blood Oranges would have been an interesting flavor and I would have loved to see what color the baked cheesecake ended up. Wouldn’t a cheesecake look pretty in a pale red? I’m not sure it would actually turn out a pale red in color if you use blood orange juice because I have never cooked with it but I am pretty sure the heat affects the color.
I may have to remake this recipe using blood orange juice instead of key lime in the near future. This cheesecake is thick and dense like a real New York Cheesecake. It tastes great and will be my go to cheesecake recipe from now on.
You can find the recipe in Ziplist format below.
Be sure to check out the other citrus inspired recipes below.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⅔ cups sugar
- 5 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
- 4 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 5 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup key lime juice
- Grease with butter and line the bottom and sides of a 10 inch springfoam pan with parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper inside the springfoam pan.
- Cover the outside of the pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Rolling and tucking the foil along the outer top edge of the pan. Set aside.
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter in a bowl.
- Press in the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a stand mixer or a large bowl with a handheld mixer until light and fluffy. Scrap the bowl and beat for another 2 minutes.
- Beat in the creme fraiche or sour cream.
- Add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time, beating well and scraping the sides of the bowl after each egg.
- Add the whipping cream, flour, vanilla and lime juice and mix well. Scrap the bowl and beat for at least two minutes more.
- Spoon into prepared pan and level the top with the back of the spoon.
- Place the filled spring foam pan inside a larger pan.
- Fill outer pan with boiling water to come half way up the side of the spring foam pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
- Remove the pan from the oven and remove spring foam pan from the water bath.
- Remove and discard the aluminum foil.
- Cool cheesecake on a wire rack.
- Chill cheesecake overnight.
- Before serving remove sides of spring foam pan and place cheesecake on a serving platter.
Better with Citrus Breakfasts:
- Orange Ricotta Pancakes from Gotta Get Baked
Big On Citrus Breads & Condiments:
- Honey Lime Dressing from Ruffles & Truffles
- Lemon Poppyseed Sweet Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Meyer Lemon Pistachio Loaf from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Moroccan Preserved Lemons from MarocMama
Make You Pucker Salads, Sides, & Main Dishes:
- Ceviche from Cookistry
- Cilantro Lime Rice from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Citrus Ginger Chicken from Kudos Kitchen
- Easy Indian Lemon Chicken from Soni’s Food
- Grilled Orange & Lime Chicken Thighs from Big Bear’s Wife
- Meyer Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus with Brown Rice from Daily Dish Recipes
- Orange Chicken from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Red Cabbage and Red Pepper Salad with Citrus Dressing from Family Foodie
- Seared Cod with Grapefruit Fennel Slaw from Magnolia Days
- Tangy Lemon Rice with Grated Mango & Roasted Cashew from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Sour Citrusy Sweets & Desserts:
- Blood Orange Sorbet from My Cute Bride
- Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut from Neighborfood
- Clementine Curd from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Creamsicle Cupcakes from The Meltaways
- Dairyfree Key Lime Meringue Bliss from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Fresh Lemon Mousse from Comfy Cuisine
- Frozen Lemon Dessert from Gourmet Drizzles
- Gluten Free Orange Pound Cake from Simply Gourmet
- Honey and Lemon Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Key Lime Biscotti from Juanita’s Cocina
- Key Lime Cheesecake from Flour on My Face
- Key Lime Cookie Bars from Supper for a Steal
- Key Lime Truffles from What Smells So Good?
- Lemon Blueberry Polenta Cake from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Lemon Coconut Cinnamon Rolls from Chocolate Moosey
- Lemon Cookies from Basic N Delicious
- Lemon Cream Pie Push Pops from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Layer Cake from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Lemon Ricotta Cake from The Urban Mrs.
- Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mini Meyer Lemon Pies from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Mini Orange Cream & Lemon Cream Scones from The Foodie Army Wife
- No-Bake Lemon Cheese Cakes w/Blueberry-Lemon Sauce from Momma’s Meals
- Olive Oil Cake with Orange Marmalade from Hip Foodie Mom
- Omiyage California Citrus Cake from Ninja Baking
- Orange Cake with Orange Syrup from The Lovely Pantry
- Pink Grapefruit Pie from In the Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Pink Lemonade Pound Cake from In the Kitchen with KP
- Sugar-Free Lemon Meringue Pie from Webicurean
- Tarte au Citron from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Sour Sips & Drinks:
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