Habanero and Lime Cheesecake

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Between the lime and the habanero in this cheesecake recipe, you get a lovechild of sweet, sour, and hot. The other parents tend to tone down the hab’s fire from a roar to rumble, so it isn’t overpowering. You’ll find it and more spicy dessert recipes at Fiery Foods & Barbecue Central.

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Habanero and Lime Cheesecake
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Servings
12 servings
Servings
12 servings
lime cheesecake
Habanero and Lime Cheesecake
Print Recipe
Servings
12 servings
Servings
12 servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Break up the chocolate cookies and place them in a blender. Blend until they become crumbs. Stir together the cookie crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar. Mix in the butter thoroughly. Press this mixture evenly in bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese mixture until it is smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of sugar, beating the mixture until the sugar is thoroughly incorporated. Add the habanero lime zest, and lime juice. Blend them into mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time. Pour over the crust mixture.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until the center is firm. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
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Managing Editor | Mark is a freelance journalist based out of Los Angeles. He’s our Do-It-Yourself specialist, and happily agrees to try pretty much every twisted project we come up with.