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This recipe for CHEESECAKE FACTORY KEY LIME CHEESECAKE is from DEBBIE'S COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!



2 cups gram cracker crumbs, crushed (approximately 2 sleeves)
1/2 cup butter - melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar

3 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1/4 cup Trader Joe's key lime juice

in 9 or 10 inch springform pan, combine crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Press evenly over bottom of pan and hallway up sides. Bake at 375F 7 to 8 minutes, no longer.
Cream room temperature cream cheese well, add sugar, and cream until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently to integrate any cream cheese lumps. Cream in sour cream, eggs, flour and vanilla. When smooth once more, stir in lime juice. Note: 3/4 cup of key lime juice makes a very tart cheesecake. If you prefer a less tart cheesecake, start with 1/3 cup and increase to taste.
Pour over prepared curst. Return to 375F for 15 minutes. Lower temperatures to 250 and continue backing for 50 minutes for 10 inch pan, 55 minutes for 9 inch pan. Cool on wire ran in Pan for 20 minutes. run a sharp knife around edge to loosen cheesecake, but do not remove from pan. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. May be garnished with sweetened whipped cream, lime zest, or both.




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