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No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
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This recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

No-bake desserts are a treat created just for summer! Made in personal-size mason jars, these rich and refreshing key lime pie cheesecakes are not only no-bake, but easily portable, making them an ideal dessert for summer picnics or outdoor gatherings.

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake


  • 3 8 oz. blocks of Heinen’s cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp. key lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 sleeves of graham crackers (roughly 18-20 crackers)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. In a large bowl with a handheld mixer, whip together the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar for 4-5 minutes until the whipping cream has become thick and creamy. It should create light fluffy peaks when lifted from the bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl with a handheld mixer, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, key lime juice, key lime zest and salt. Whip together until everything is creamy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
  4. To make the crust, place the graham crackers into a Ziploc bag and crush them until they are a sand-like consistency.
  5. Pour the crushed crackers into a bowl and stir in the melted butter and brown sugar. Stir together until everything is fully incorporated and the crackers are fully coated.
  6. In small mason jars layer the graham cracker crust on the bottom and push down gently. Pour the cream cheese filling over the crust and spread evenly. Decorate with fresh-cut key limes and a few pieces of the crust to finish.

Note: This dessert can also be made in a 9×13 baking dish or a classic parfait bowl.

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

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By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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