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                            Key Lime Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Land O Lakes
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      C             graham cracker crumbs
      1/4  C             sugar
      1/3  C             butter -- melted
 
    1       c            lime juice
      1/4  c             water
    2      1/4 oz        envelopes unflavored gelatin
    1 1/2  c             sugar
    5                    eggs -- beaten
    1      tbsp          lime peal -- grated
      1/2  c             butter -- softened
    2      8 oz          cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  c             whipping cream
 
 IN MEDIUM BOWL STIR ALL CRUST INGREDIENTS. PRESS ON BOTTOM OF 9 INCH
 SPRING FORM PAN; SET ASIDE. 
 IN 2-QUART SAUCEPAN COMBINE LIME JUICE AND WATER; SPRINKLE WITH GELATIN.
 LET STAND FIVE MINUTES TO SOFTEN.
 ADD SUGAR, EGGS AND LIME PEEL. COOK OVER MEDIUM HEAT, STIRRING
 CONSTANTLY, UNTIL MIXTURE JUST COMES TO A BOIL (7 TO 8 MINUTES).  DO 
 NOT  BOIL!!!!  SET ASIDE
 
 IN LARGE BOWL COMBINE BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE. BEAT AT MEDIUM SPEED,
 SCRAPING BOLW OFTEN, UNTIL WELL MIXED ( 1 TO 2 MINUTES); GRADUALLY
 ADDING HOT LIME MIXTURE, UNTIL WELL MIXED (1TO 2 MINUTES).
 REFRIGERATE, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY, UNTIL COOL (ABOUT 45 MINUTES).
 
 IN CHILLED SMALL BOWL BEAT CHILLED WHIPPING CREAM AT HIGH SPEED,
 SCRAPING BOWL OFTEN, UNTIL STIFF PEAKS FORM (3 TO 4 MINUTES). FOLD INTO
 LIME MIXTURE. POUR INTO PREPARED CRUST. COVER; REFRIGERATE UNTL FIRM (3
 TO 4 HOURS). LOOSEN SIDE OF CHEESECAKE FROM PAN BY RUNNING KNIFE AROUND
 INSIDE OF PAN. COOL COMPLETELY. GARNISH TOP OF CHEESECAKE WITH WHIPPED
 CREAM AND LIME SLICES.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM, IF DESIRED. LIME SLICES, IF DESIRED.
 (FOR GARNISH)