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    Key Lime Cheesecake


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    List of Ingredients




    KEY LIME CHEESECAKE

    -----CRUST-----
    1 1/2 c Graham cracker crumbs
    2 tb Sugar
    1/4 c Unsalted butter, melted
    And cooled
    -----CAKE-----
    2 1/2 8-oz packages cream cheese,
    Softened
    3/4 c Sugar
    1 c Sour cream
    3 tb Flour
    3 Large eggs
    3/4 c Fresh lime juice
    1 t Vanilla
    1 dr Green food colouring
    Whipped cream for garnish
    Lime slices for garnish
    Mint sprigs for garnish

    For the crust: In a bowl, stir together the crumbs
    and sugar and stir the butter in well. Pat the
    mixture evenly onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the
    sides of a buttered 10-inch springform pan. Bake the
    crust in the centre of a preheated 375F oven for 8
    minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and set aside to
    cool.

    For the cake: 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 and flour,
    then add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each
    addition. Add the lime juice, vanilla, and food
    colouring and beat until mixture is smooth. Pour the
    filling over the crust. Bake the cheesecake at 375F
    for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 250F and
    bake for 50 to 55 minutes more, or until the centre is
    barely set. (it will continue to set as it cools) Let
    the cake 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 cake. Garnish with the mint sprigs and lime
    slices.

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