Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lenore's Key Lime Cheescake

Cookie Crust

3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir together flour and sugar, add egg butter and vanilla. Mix well.
Press dough evenly onto bottom of a well buttered 9" spring form pan
Place spring form pan on top of cookie sheet to avoid butter dripping
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Key Lime Filling

24 0z cream cheese softened
3/4 cup sugar
5 Tbs sour cream
5 tsp flour
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup frozen limeade concentrate thawed
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp vanilla

Combine Cram cheese, sugar, sour cream and flour in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolk one at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in Lime juice, limeade concentrate and vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. lower temp to 200 and bake an additional 1 hour 10-15 minutes until center top no longer looks wet. Remove from oven and run knife around edge of pan.

Honey Lime Glaze
1/2 cup frozen limeade concentrate thawed
4 tsp lime juice
1 Tbs corn starch
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp lime zest
2 drops green food colouring
fresh lime slices

In small saucepan stir together all ingredients except lime slices. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
Pour over cheese cake. Garnish with lime slices. Chill until serve

Is very tart so whip cream is not a bad addition as well

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