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 Meganís Key Lime Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce Recipe
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Meganís Key Lime Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce

Crust:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 /4 cup sugar

1 /2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 1 /4 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 (8-ounce) container sour cream

1 1 /2 teaspoons grated lime rind

1 /2 cup key lime juice

Garnishes:

Strawberry halves, lime slices, lime zest, strawberry sauce

Strawberry sauce:

1 1 /4 cups fresh strawberries

1 /4 cup sugar

1 1 /2 teaspoons grated lime rind

Preheat oven to 350į F.

In a medium mixing bowl combine crust ingredients and firmly press on bottom and 1-inch up sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan.

Bake at 350į F. for 8 minutes; cool.

Preheat oven to 325į F.

In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add 1 1 /4 cups sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, 1 1 /2 teaspoons grated rind and lime juice to mix well. Pour batter onto baked and cooled crust.

Bake at 325į F. for 1 hour and 5 minutes; turn oven off. Partially open oven door; let stand in oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately run a knife around the edge of the pan, releasing sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack; cover and chill for 8 hours.

Process all ingredients for Strawberry Sauce in a food processor until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides of blender container. Garnish as desired and serve with Strawberry sauce.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

 

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