Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Tasty Spring Dessert to Delight Your Belly

Spring is on the horizon and everyone is ecstatic about warmer weather. Now is the perfect time as any to whip up something special in the kitchen.

There's no better way to welcome Spring in then with a fresh and fruity dessert to make your taste buds smile. Why not make a delicious key lime cheesecake that your family will devour?

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 
6 tablespoons butter, melted
24 ounces of cream cheese softened 
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 eggs
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2/3 cup key lime juice 

1.Combine cookie or graham cracker crumbs with butter or margarine.  Press into bottom and partially up sides of 9 inch springform pan.  Refrigerate. 

2. In a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, the sugar, lime peel, and cornstarch until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth.  Add key lime juice with mixer on low.  Finish mixing by hand.  Do not overheat or dessert will crack during baking.  Pour into prepared crust.  

3. Bake at 300F for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set.  To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan half full of hot water on lower rack during baking.  

4. Turn oven off, and let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches.  Remove from oven.  Refrigerate cake overnight, and up to 3 days.

You better get a piece as quick as you can, because this sweet and tangy treat will not last.  Top with whipped cream for the ultimate dessert you won't soon forget. 

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