Indulge in Delight with the Key Lime Cheesecake Factory Recipe
When it comes to heavenly desserts that tantalize your taste buds and transport you to a world of pure culinary delight, the Key Lime Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory reigns supreme. Combining the tangy zest of key limes with the creamy richness of cheesecake, this dessert is a masterpiece that has captured the hearts and palates of dessert enthusiasts around the globe. In this article, we delve into the secrets behind creating this delectable Key Lime Cheesecake Factory recipe that promises to be the highlight of any occasion.
The Perfect Blend of Flavors:
The essence of the Key Lime Cheesecake Factory recipe lies in its harmonious balance of flavors. The zesty brightness of key limes plays in perfect harmony with the velvety smoothness of cream cheese. A crumbly graham cracker crust provides the ideal textural contrast, while a dollop of whipped cream on top adds a touch of elegance and decadence.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Graham cracker crust:
°1 1/2 cups of graham crackers
°2 tsp granulated sugar
°6 tablespoons of melted butter
°3 sticks (8 ounces each) soft cream cheese
°1 cup granulated sugar
°1 tablespoon of cornstarch
°Zest of 1 lemon
°1/2 cup of lemon juice
°3 large eggs
°Sweet whipped cream
°1 cup heavy whipping cream
°1/4 cup powdered sugar
°Lemon peel or slices for garnish, optional
How to Make:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Position the oven racks so that one is above the middle position and the other is below the middle position. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the graham crackers with the sugar and melted butter. Mixing well until is blended.
Press mixture into bottom and sides (about 1/2 up) of prepared springform pan.
Baking crust for 15 minutes. Take it out of oven and let it cool. While the crust is cooling, you can prepare the cheesecake filling.
For the Filling – In a large bowl of an electric mixer or in the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Scrape sides of bowl as need.
Adding lemon juice and blend to smooth. Adding eggs and mix until mixed. Do not over mix as this may cause the cheesecake to crack while baking. The extra air being beaten into the filling will cause cracks.
Pour cheesecake filling over crust, spreading evenly.
Place a metal or glass bowl on the lower rack of the oven and pour 3 cups of boiling water.
Immediately location the cheesecake at the pinnacle rack and bake for 55-sixty five minutes, till the cheesecake is ready across the edges. You can expect slight crunch in the center of cheesecake.
When the cheesecake is done, turn off the oven and keep the oven door open about 4 inches.
The cheesecake is kept in the oven for an hour, until it cools completely.
It is best to refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, whisk together the cream and powdered sugar until thick and creamy.
Spread the whipped cream evenly over the cheesecake or spread it around the edges.
You can also put a spoon on it. Garnish with lemon slices or lime zest.
Becky’s Expert Tips:
Becky, a seasoned dessert enthusiast, shares her tips for a perfect Key Lime Cheesecake Factory experience:
- For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed key lime juice. It’s worth the effort!
- When adding the eggs, incorporate them one at a time and avoid overmixing to maintain a creamy texture.
- Let the cheesecake cool gradually by turning off the oven and allowing it to rest. This prevents cracks from forming on the surface.
- Before serving, garnish with additional key lime zest or whipped cream for a delightful presentation.
(Serving Size: 1 slice)
Total Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 14g
Total Carbohydrates: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
The Key Lime Cheesecake Factory recipe is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience that lingers on your taste buds and in your memories. With its tantalizing flavors and exquisite presentation, this dessert has rightfully earned its place among the most iconic creations in the world of sweets. So, why not roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a journey to create your own slice of Cheesecake Factory magic? Your taste buds will thank you, and your guests will be left in awe of your culinary prowess.
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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