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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Florida Dessert Recipe

Ice Box Cheese Cake

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup canola oil
1 pound cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 envelope gelatin
1/4 cup orange liqueur or water
8 ounces reduced-calorie whipped topping
Lime Glaze  
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
Crust: Combine all ingredients for crust. Coat a springform pan with non-stick spray. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan. With fingers, distribute crust evenly over the bottom of the pan, pressing firmly. It must be a very firm, compact layer and should be on the bottom only, not on the sides. Bake in 350-degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until it begins to brown slightly.

Filling: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and airy. Add lime juice. Combine gelatin with water or liqueur. Melt this mixture over very low heat, just until gelatin dissolves, being careful not to overheat, or it will not set. Add gelatin mixture, stirring constantly, to cream cheese mixture. Immediately fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or freeze.

Lime Glaze: Combine all ingredients for glaze and bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Brush cheesecake with glaze and serve.

10 servings

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