Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cool Lime Cheesecake

Submitted by Lorraine Branham

2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 36 squares)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

20 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
3 T all purpose flour
3 eggs
2/3 cup lime juice
1 t. vanilla extract
a couple drops of green and yellow food coloring (optional)

whipped cream + lime slices or powdered sugar icicng made with juice of lemon, water, + vanilla

In a bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the side of a greased 10-inch spring form pan. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream and flour; beat well. Beat in eggs on low speed just until combined. Stir in lime juice, vanilla, and food coloring if desired just until mixed. Pour into crust, Bake at 325, for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate over night. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and lime. Yield 12-14 servings.

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