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Old 06-04-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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I had a few limes leftover from another recipe so I thought I'd make a quick key lime pie. I picked up a graham cracker crust at the store and whipped up my TNT recipe for the filling. It's worked a dozen times before but this time, something went wrong.

Not sure if I over mixed it or over baked it. The texture is off as well. It's kind of mealy or something. Certainly not the nice light foamy filling I'm used to.

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Looks overbaked. My cheesecakes will crack even if left in 5 minutes longer then they should be. Though Ill usually cook mine for a bit then turn the heat off and they finish that way. Never crack that way.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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That's something I suspected, although I've never had a crack on a cheesecake.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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I usually make mini cheesecakes and they have cracked if I dont turn the heat off. The big ones, not so much. I tend to take them out after letting them sit in the stove while its off but the middle is a tiny bit wiggly, and after its cooled its set and cooked. Have you checked the temp of the stove?
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:10 PM   #5
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I'd still eat it! Was the humidity low when you baked it? And overbaked a teensy bit would be my guess as well. (Bet it still tastes yummy!)
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:27 PM   #6
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Alix, the humidity was somewhat low today as it was cool and not raining. The tart lime taste was great but the looks and texture were disturbing.

Fortunately, it was just for us folks.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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If I'm not mistaken, key lime needs a nice moist atmosphere to be perfect. If the humidity is low next time do the cookie sheet with water trick on the rack below.
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Yes, I am afraid the diagnosis is overbaked. But as Alix said, I am sure it is still tasty. If you can't get past the cracks, whipped cream does wonders!
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Yes, I am afraid the diagnosis is overbaked. But as Alix said, I am sure it is still tasty. If you can't get past the cracks, whipped cream does wonders!

Kinda thought so. Thanks.
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I had a few limes leftover from another recipe so I thought I'd make a quick key lime pie. I picked up a graham cracker crust at the store and whipped up my TNT recipe for the filling. It's worked a dozen times before but this time, something went wrong.

Not sure if I over mixed it or over baked it. The texture is off as well. It's kind of mealy or something. Certainly not the nice light foamy filling I'm used to.

Any thoughts?
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