Key Lime Cheesecake With Strawberry Butter Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by MelinOhio

Yum, it doesn't get any better than this. My very favorite cheesecake.

Top Review by Cook In Southwest

This cheesecake is simply WONDERFUL! I topped it with kiwi and blueberries instead of stawberries. I'll try the strawberries next time, and there WILL be a next time. Because the texture of this cheesecake is so fluffy, it falls apart when you cut it. Consequently, it would be a good candidate for individual cheesecakes. I think I'll go with that next time, so the presentation is prettier. The flavor and light texture make this a delight to the tastebuds! I used Zylitol instead of sugar, which worked out fine. I also sub'd lime oil for the lime zest, which also was fine. (Lime oil is different than lime extract I think.) I wrapped the pan in foil and baked it in a water bath. It didn't seem done when the time was up, so I left it in the still warm oven (heat off) for an extra 15 min. or so. That did the trick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
  2. Firmly press mixture in bottom and 1 inch up the side of a buttered 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake crust at 350°F for 8 minutes, let cool in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 1/4 cups sugar. Add Yolks one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in sour cream, lime rind, and lime juice.
  5. Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks from; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour batter into prepared crust.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour and 5 minutes; turn off oven. Partially open door; let cheesecake cool in oven 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and immediately run a knife around edge of pan to release sides.
  7. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack; cover and chill 8 hours.
  8. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add strawberries. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Stir in butter and remaining ingredients.

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