Friday, September 23, 2011

No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

This is a recipe that I developed for County Woman Magazine and it won in their Gelatin Greats recipe contest. This is a very easy recipe that has received great reviews. No baking required.



3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted


2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cold water
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
2 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened or cubed), softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lime juice and cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar, eggs and lime peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into lime mixture. Spoon into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

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