Gluten-Free Key Lime Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Key Lime Cheesecake

Recipe By

CAULIPOWER

1 hour and 30 minutes
10-12
Moderate

This recipe is your key (sorry) to a bright, zesty, lime-filled afternoon in the sun, but with dessert! A lighter take on classic cheesecake, this recipe provides additional nutrients, while the gluten-free crust (with cauliflower!) is a healthy, substantial, and sweet/savory base for the tart cake on top.

Ingredients
1 cup CAULIPOWER Cauliflower-Based Baking Mix (Original)
1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed key lime juice (regular lime can be substituted)
1 tablespoon fresh-grated key lime zest (regular lime can be substituted)
Lime slices for garnish
Cooking Instructions
  1. For the crust: With paddle attachment, beat 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter with 1/4 cup sugar until light yellow.
  2. Add salt and CAULIPOWER Cauliflower-Based Baking Mix until homogeneous.
  3. Form dough into rough balls about the size of a golf ball and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until light brown.
  4. Let cool and place cooled cookies into food processor, pulsing into crumbs or smashing in a sandwich bag with a rolling pin.
  5. Melt 4 tablespoons butter, mix with crumbs and the additional 3 tablespoons sugar.
  6. Line 8" springform pan (or 12-cup mini cheesecake pan) on the bottom with 3 layers of aluminum foil halfway up the outside of the pan and press buttery crumbs into inside of pan, then bake at 350°F for 8 minutes to set crumbs.
  7. For the filling: With paddle attachment on mixer or food processor, beat softened cream cheese, and sugar until smooth.
  8. Add eggs and bet until homogeneous, then add lime juice and zest.
  9. Set foil wrapped springform pan on a baking sheet, place in 325°F oven. Pour water to come 1 inch up the sides of the pan and bake until cheesecake is set and not wiggly - about 45 minutes.
  10. Cool and garnish with lime slices.