Key Lime Dessert

By March 15, 2012 April 15th, 2019 Baking, Dessert, Holidays, Home page - Slider, Special, St. Patrick's Day

Wow! Is it really Day 15 already? Only 2 days left in the St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun…have you enjoyed it? I’ve had a blast! Today I’m sharing Key Lime Dessert, that is not only a perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dessert, but would be a delicious addition to your Easter brunch or Spring Party.

I adapted a Betty Crocker recipe, and instead of using oatmeal cookie dough on the bottom, I made a graham cracker crust. You could also easily add the filling to a store bought graham cracker pie crust, but you will need 2…the filling makes a lot!

Key Lime Dessert Recipe

Key Lime Dessert Recipe

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious, refreshing dessert for Spring. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup {1 stick} butter, melted

Filling - adapted from Betty Crocker

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup lime juice {fresh, bottled or Key Lime}
  • 2 {8 oz} containers, thawed whipped topping {like Cool Whip}
  • 2 {6 oz} containers Yoplait Key Lime Pie Yogurt {either Fat free or thick}
  • Few drops of green coloring
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel {optional, but it adds more flavor}
  • Fresh berries for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  1. Crush graham crackers in the Food Processor {or use a resealable bag and rolling pin}
  2. Place in small bowl, add sugar and melted butter
  3. Combine well, press into 13x9 pan
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, cool completely

Filling

  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and lime juice, beat until smooth and thickened
  2. Set aside 1 cup of whipped topping for garnish
  3. Fold in remainder of whipped topping {both containers}, yogurt, food coloring and lime peel
  4. Mix completely, spoon into cooled crust
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour
  6. To serve, cut into squares, garnish with whipped topping, lime and fresh fruit {if desired}
  7. Cover and refrigerate any remaining dessert

This Key Lime Dessert was delicious…not too sweet and not too tart, it didn’t make you pucker up like some lime desserts do. And in case you don’t want to make the crust, it’s also fun to serve in a small trifle bowl!

Follow along as we share 17 days of St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun

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