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Key Lime Cheesecake

I modified this old family recipe to use healthier ingredients. The texture is so smooth and light. It is a favorite dessert that is enjoyed by all.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat graham crackers crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup key lime or lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheeses, sugar substitute, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the sour cream, lime juice, vanilla, lime zest and food coloring if desired. Pour filling onto crust.
  • Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • Chill overnight. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 205 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.
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