How to make it

  • Beat eggwhites JUST until stiff on med speed, sprinkle in 3T sugar beat another two-ish minutes.
  • beat together cream cheese and egg yolks till nice and smooth
  • add key lime juice and 11/2C sugar beating about another two minutes..till smoooooth
  • By hand gently fold whites into cream cheese mixture till blended.
  • Pour batter into pan (it will fill a ten inch) and bake in a hot water bath in center of oven for 45 to 55 minutes. Til tester comes out clean. You might think they're underdone..they look jiggly sometimes. After 45 minutes or when cake tester comes out clean, turn oven off and open door a bit and leave the cake in there for 30 minutes..then remove to wire rack to cool completely Run thin knife around edge before releasing the springform pan. Beautiful paired with fresh berries and a chamborg whipped cream. 12 servings.
  • NOTE
  • don't slide the rack in and out of the oven..remove top rack so you get at the cake.
  • Don't open oven door for the first 30 minutes of baking..If it's browning too fast, reduce temp to 325.

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  • pockrus 10 years ago
    I probably should already know this. But can you explain the waterbath. I am still new to this cooking thing!
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  • winkaway 10 years ago
    "T" means tablespoon?
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  • henrie 10 years ago
    This sounds great, bookmarking it too, never had a fluffier textured version of a cheesecake. Can hardly wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.
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  • pinkpasta 10 years ago
    I can't wait to try this!! As much as I love traditional cheesecake, I have made a fluffier version and I fell in love with the texture. (My dad is a retired pastry chef of almost 50 years. He showed me how to make this version.)It's like you said, even though it's light and mousse-like, it's just as rich and creamy in it's own way, just a much as the traditional. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It's very hard to find this type of cheesecake recipe. OH...BTW, your recipes are very impressive.
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  • canzi 10 years ago
    I love cheesecake and key lime. I can't wait to try this. Thank you!
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  • magflower 10 years ago
    I hope you and the friends at the bbq liked it. I just made three for the weekend's special dessert at work. They came out perfect..I LOVE this recipe.
    Let me know how it went for you.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Now you tell me! LOL! I made this and it was not to be cut until tomorrow. WRONG! I went out side and my granddaugher who is 4 got her own knife and cut a piece, brought it out with 2 forks! I guess I should give her credit for sharing, right? Now I will take a boughten cake to the BBQ. I will tell them how good the cheesecake was!
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  • magflower 10 years ago

    @ Group Recipes
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    This sounds good..
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