Mexican Cheesecake A Family Recipe

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For years, Mexican Cheesecake has been a favorite dessert at my family’s get-togethers.

slice of Mexican cheesecake with whipped cream and strawberries

One of my cousins, in fact, started selling them to friends and acquaintances, and then she and one of my aunts sold them through the family gelatina business.

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When I first tried cheesecake in the United States, I was surprised. The consistency was very different from the traditional Mexican style I was used to, and it was much sweeter.

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So I thought I should share my recipe for cheesecake, the way we like to do it in Mexico, which is sweet, yes, but not overwhelmingly so, and has a lighter texture. I hope you like it.

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cheesecake with whipped cream and strawberries

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Mexican Cheesecake Recipe

8-12 portions

  • 1 pie crust of your choice
  • 1 (12 oz) can of evaporated milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can of condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 eggs

Pre-heat oven to 350F/approx 180 C

Lay the pie crust over a pie tin or glass pie dish, unless you already have one ready made.

In a blender mix the evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream cheese, lime juice, and eggs until well blended.

Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 40-45 minutes until the center of the pie looks firm.

pouring cheesecake mix into pie crust

Then remove it carefully from the oven and let it cool completely. Next, place in refrigerator for about two hours to chill.

Decorate as you like. In my case I used homemade whipped cream and strawberries in season.

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Enjoy!

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Mexican Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust of your choice
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F/approx 180 C
  • Lay the pie crust over a pie tin or glass pie dish, unless you already have one ready made.
  • In a blender mix the evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream cheese, lime juice, and eggs until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 40-45 minutes until the center of the pie looks firm. Then remove it carefully from the oven and let it cool completely. Next, place in refrigerator for about two hours to chill.
  • Decorate as you like. In my case I used homemade whipped cream and strawberries in season.
Cuisine: Mexican

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Brenda

Que rico! Ese cheesecake se ve delicioso y la receta súper fácil. Espero ver si la intento para Navidad porque tengo que llevar un postre a una fiesta. Gracias por compartir.

Wanda Lopez
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I had no idea the traditional American cheesecake was different from the Mexican one. Now I can’t wait to try this recipe. It’s sounds and looks amazing.

Mommy Peach
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I haven’t tried making a Mexican Cheesecake before but I can imagine how delicious it must be because of the condensed milk and lime juice!

shanelle
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Well my boyfriend is Mexican and LOVES Cheesecake so this might just be the most perfect dessert for him! can’t wait to try the recipe

Tisha
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Oh. MY. Goodness!!!! You just made my day with this recipe! I cannot wait to try this out!!! I love a dessert that is not too sweet; I’m not much of a baker but this seems easy enough for my level, haha!

Anosa
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Not tried a Mexican style cheesecake before but would love to try it one day.

stacey
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It looks yummy. But what makes it a Mexican cheesecake?

Sundeep
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Sundeep

I am going to make this on my mother’s birthday. This recipe looks easy and doable. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Devyani Ray
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Devyani Ray

THis looks HEAVENLY

Vaibhav Mehta
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You had me at Cheesecake. Then it could be Afghanistani, And I’d be all over it. That is one smashing recipe!

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