This week, it is time to satisfy your sweet tooth. Key Lime is a great ingredient. You can find the juice in any grocery store.
2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/2 cups Sugar, in all
1/2 cup Butter, melted
24 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
6 Eggs, separated
1 cup Sour Cream
1 1/4 teaspoon Lime Zest
1/2 cup Key Lime Juice
Preheat oven to 350℉. Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar and butter in a small bowl. Mix well. Press mixture in the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a buttered 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool in pan.
Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups Sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in sour cream, lime zest and lime juice. In another bowl, beat egg whites into stiff peaks. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour batter into prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn oven off. Partially open oven door. Let cheesecake cool in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately run knife around the edge of pan to release sides. Cool completely in pan on rack. Cover and chill for 8 hours before serving.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!