No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

Holidays & Special Occasions St. Patricks Day No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

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      3 cups graham cracker crumbs
      2/3 cup sugar
      2/3 cup butter, melted

      2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
      1 cup lime juice
      1/4 cup cold water
      1-1/2 cups sugar
      5 eggs, lightly beaten
      2 teaspoons grated lime peel
      2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
      1/2 cup butter, softened
      1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

      In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

      In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lime juice and cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar, eggs and lime peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat.

      In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set, stirring occasionally.

      In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into lime mixture. Spoon into crust. Top with fresh lime zest for color

      Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.

      Yield: 12 servings.

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Holidays & Special Occasions St. Patricks Day No-Bake Lime Cheesecake