Copycat Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie

Words cannot express how happy I am with how this recipe turned out! I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this cheesecake?! Would you believe that it didnโ€™t come straight from The Cheesecake Factory?

If youโ€™re like me, you might think that achieving cheesecake perfection of this magnitude is impossible or incredibly tedious. However, you might be surprised at how simple this recipe is. There are a few steps, but they are all completely doable. There is nothing mysterious about this recipe, it just takes time! I think youโ€™ll agree that itโ€™s well worth it.

Check out this creamy, tangy, graham cracker-filled masterpiece! There are three parts to making the perfect cheesecake. First, is the crust. In this recipe, the crust is made up of graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. A pretty classic combination, but one that pairs perfectly with the rich lime in the cheesecake.

Then thereโ€™s the filling itself. You may be surprised to learn that there are no secret ingredients here, just cream cheese, lime zest and juice, sugar, eggs, and a little cornstarch for texture. Thatโ€™s another great thing about this recipe: not only is it relatively easy to make, but the ingredients are all simple.

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon cinnamon

CHEESECAKE

3 bars (8 oz. each) of cream cheese, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

zest of 1 lime

1/2 cup lime juice

3 eggs

SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

lime zest or slices for garnish, optional

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