Mexican Cheesecake A Family Recipe

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

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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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
  • 1 T  lime juice
  • 4 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. 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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5 from 19 votes

Mexican Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 4 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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Alejandra
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Alejandra

I also remember eating this recipe as a kid!

Enriqueta Lemoine
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Enriqueta Lemoine

Silvia, I’m going to make this for Mother’s Day! I love lime and cream and my kids too. Thanks for sharing your family recipes!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

I love this recipe! looks so simple but the result is a beautiful well balanced cake. I will decorate the top with some candied orange peels!

Denise Browning
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Denise Browning

It looks super refreshing!

Hollie
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Hollie

Wow this looks great, I actually had no idea there was various types of Cheesecakes. I need to try this.

Tione
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Tione

I have never made cheesecake but this looks like an easy recipe that I could try.

Jessica Taylor
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Jessica Taylor

I have never heard of Mexican cheesecake before! I bet my kids would love this!

Monidipa Dutta
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Monidipa Dutta

I love cheesecakes but cannot make them. Your recipe looks interesting. I would love to try it out.

Aditya
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Aditya

Love the cheesecake idea. Now I know what I am gonna do this Christmas. Thanks for the recipe, I would surely try to make step by step and I hope it turns out perfect.Or at least close to what you have done.

Heather
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Heather

I didn’t even know there was any such thing as Mexican cheesecake, but this looks really yummy!

Vanessa Mota
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Vanessa Mota

Que ricura! I love sweets and this is just the type of dessert I enjoy. YUM!

Faneshia
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Faneshia

This s looks so yummy. I’ll have to try it especially because it has strawberries on it!

Heather
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Heather

I love trying new desserts. This one sounds really delicious. I’ll have to make it one of these days.

kumamonjeng
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kumamonjeng

I love cheese cake and never tried a Mexican cheesecake yet. I hope it taste as good and cant wait to try it out.

Joanna
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Joanna

This sounds like a very easy to make cheesecake. For me, the bakes cheesecakes are the best, I like them much better than the ones that need to set in the fridge.

Marysa
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Marysa

We love sweetened condensed milk. This sounds wonderful – I’ll have to make it soon!

Vaibhav Mehta
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Vaibhav Mehta

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

Devyani Ray
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Devyani Ray

THis looks HEAVENLY

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.

stacey
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stacey

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

Anosa
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Anosa

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

Tisha
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Tisha

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!

shanelle
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shanelle

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

Mommy Peach
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Mommy Peach

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!

Wanda Lopez
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Wanda Lopez

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.

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