Key Lime Cheesecake
- 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 whole graham crackers)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Beat in sour cream, then sugar. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in lime juice, lime peel, and vanilla. Pour batter over crust. Place wrapped cheesecake in large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cheesecake pan. Cover cheesecake pan (not roasting pan) loosely with foil.
Place cheesecake, still in water bath, into oven. Bake 1 hour. Uncover and continue to bake until just set in center when cake pan is gently shaken, about 20 minutes longer. Remove cake from water and place directly into refrigerator; chill uncovered overnight.
Cut around cake to loosen. Remove pan sides.