Key Lime Cheesecake Squares

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • CRUST---------.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine graham wafer crumbs, vanilla wafer crumbs and ground almonds.
  • Cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork until mixture is crumbly.
  • Prepare a 9 inch x 9 inch oven-proof casserole dish by spraying inside with a vegetable spray.
  • Press wafer mixture firmly in bottom of casserole dish.
  • Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 15 minutes.
  • FILLING----------.
  • In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Add lime juice, grated lime zest and tapioca starch and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread mixture evenly over baked crust.
  • Return to oven and bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares to serve.
  • If desired, decorate top of cheesecake with pieces of lime or halved small fresh strawberries or quartered maraschino cherries (red and green).
  • You can also use regular lime juice or use bottled key lime juice.