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Our Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe Is No-Bake + Packed With Protein

So luscious, this sweet-tart showstopper is bound to disappear fast

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a slice of key lime pie, and now we at the Woman’s World test kitchen have created a cheesecake version that is packed with protein thanks to a simple sneak-in of Greek yogurt for some of the cream cheese. This key lime cheesecake is crusted with buttery graham crackers and uses gelatin to set up the filling for a no-bake beauty. We like to garnish it with whipped cream rosettes, lime zest and thin lime twists for extra flair. If you’ve given it a try, comment below to let us know!

When slicing into our cheesecake, a pro tip we live by to ensure our slices come out smooth is by running our knife under hot running water, then wiping it dry before cutting. Feel free to repeat this process as needed for the desired number of slices. Talk about presentation-worthy!

Related: Like these so much that you want it for breakfast? Try these Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits

Yields

16 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbs. + 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 (1/4 oz.) env. unflavored gelatin
  • 3 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup bottled key lime juice
  • Whipped cream, thin lime slices and grated lime zest (optional)

Instructions

• Coat 8” springform pan with cooking spray. In bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 Tbs. sugar; add butter. Stir until crumbs are evenly moistened; press into bottom of pan. Freeze 30 min.

• In microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 Tbs. cold water. Let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 min. Microwave until melted, about 10 sec.

• On medium speed, beat cream cheese and remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar until blended and smooth, about 1 min. On low, beat in yogurt and lime juice until just blended. Stir in gelatin mixture. Pour over crust in pan; smooth top. Cover and chill until set, at least 4 hrs. Run small knife around inside edge of pan; remove side of pan. Transfer cake to serving plate. If desired, pipe or dollop on whipped cream and garnish with lime slices and zest.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 322 kcal
  • Fat: 22 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 12 gram
  • Protein: 7 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 27 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 59 mg
  • Sugar: 21 gram
  • Sodium: 224 mg
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