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Everyday Lime Cheesecake


You don't need a special occasion to make this delicious lime cheesecake. It only takes one brick of cream cheese and is quick and easy to execute. It bakes up great as a mini cake, muffin sized or in jars.

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook time: 5 + 35 min

Yield: 1 small cheesecake



  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumb

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar


  • 8 oz cream cheese

  • 3 tbsp sour cream

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tsp lime zest

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg



  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F.

  2. In a bowl stir together the graham cracker crumb and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar. Add in the 2 tbsp of melted butter and stir with a fork until everything is buttery and crumbly.

  3. Press the buttered crumb into a 6-inch round pie dish. Bake at 325F for 5min. Remove from the oven, set aside and keep oven at temperature.


  1. In a medium bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, sour cream, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, lime juice, lime zest and vanilla until the batter is smooth.

  2. Add in the egg and beat on low until combined.

  3. Pour over the pre-baked crust and bake in 325F oven for 35 min or until it no longer jiggles in the middle and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Zhuzh it up!

  • This recipe can also be used to make 9 mini-cheesecake muffins. Divide the crumb and filling evenly between 9 silicone muffin molds and adjust baking time to 15-18min at 325F.

  • Change up the citrus, lemon and orange work great in this recipe, too!

This amazing recipe was written by Erin Walker


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