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Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie

Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 812 1x


Experience the pleasure of our Key Lime Pie from the Cheesecake Factory, an American dessert that effortlessly combines tartness and sweetness. This delightful creation showcases a graham cracker crust, a smooth cream cheese filling infused with the essence of key lime juice and a fluffy cloud of homemade whipped cream, on the surface. With an easy-to-follow recipe you can craft this masterpiece in just over an hour leaving your palate yearning, for another delectable bite.



11/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs

3 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/3 cup of butter, or margarine, melted

32 ounces of cream cheese, softened

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

½ cup of key lime juice, or lime juice

Whipped Cream:

1 ½ cups of heavy cream

½ cup of powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Crust:

Mix together 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and ⅓ cup of butter.

Press this mixture onto the bottom of a springform pan that measures 9 inches in diameter.

Preparing the Filling:

In a bowl beat together 32 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until it becomes smooth.

Add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix after each addition.

Next blend in half a cup of lime juice (or lime juice) until it is fully incorporated.

Baking the Cheesecake:

Preheat your oven to a temperature of 325°F (163°C).

Pour the prepared filling over the crust, in your pan.

Bake for 55 minutes until the center is jiggly but almost set.

Chill and Top with Whipped Cream:

Allow your cheesecake to cool down first. Then refrigerate it for four hours so that it sets properly.

In another bowl whip up some cream by combining 1 ½ cups with half a cup of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whip until you achieve stiff peaks.

Spread this whipped cream over your chilled cheesecake.

Serve and Enjoy!

Remove your springform pan carefully before transferring your cheesecake onto a serving platter.

If desired garnish with some lime zest, for added flavor and presentation. Indulge in every mouthful of the Key Lime Pie, from Cheesecake Factory! Experience the tanginess!


To make the Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie gluten free and still delicious here are some substitutions and precautions you can follow:

Use Gluten Free Graham Crackers: Instead of graham crackers use gluten free graham crackers, for the crust. You can find these at specialty or health food stores in the form of crumbs or whole crackers.

Check Your Vanilla Extract for Gluten: Make sure your vanilla extract is gluten free by checking the label. While pure vanilla extract is usually safe some brands might have additives or alcohol derived from grains that could contain gluten. To be on the safe side choose a certified gluten free vanilla extract.

Confirm Gluten Free Key Lime Juice (or Lime Juice): Ensure that the key lime juice or lime juice you’re using is free of gluten. While pure versions of these juices are gluten free it’s always a good idea to double check the product label, for any potential additives that may contain gluten.

Remember to follow these steps and take precautions to enjoy your gluten free version of Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Pie.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes