Key Lime Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

For a festive finale to a gathering, try this pretty treat that serves 24. You can have it chilling in less than an hour.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 6 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Filling

2
(3-oz.) pkg. lime flavor gelatin
2
cups boiling water
1
cup Key lime juice
2
(14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
pint (2 cups) whipping cream

Crust

45
graham cracker squares
2
tablespoons Key lime juice
2
tablespoons water

Raspberry Sauce

1
(18-oz.) jar (1 1/2 cups) seedless raspberry jam
2
tablespoons water

Garnish, if desired

Fresh raspberries
Grated lime peel or fresh mint leaves

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In very large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water; stir 2 to 3 minutes or until dissolved. Add 1 cup lime juice and the sweetened condensed milk; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into gelatin mixture just until combined.
  • 3 Grease 13x9-inch pan. Arrange 5 cracker squares down length of greased pan; repeat forming 2 additional rows and using a total of 15 cracker squares to cover bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons water. Brush juice mixture onto each cracker square in pan just until moistened. Carefully pour 3 1/3 cups filling over cracker crust; spread evenly. Repeat cracker and filling layers 2 times. Gently tap pan on hard surface and push down any crackers that are close to surface. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, mix jam and 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on Medium for about 30 seconds or until jam is melted, stirring twice. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 6 Cut dessert into squares. Spoon 1 tablespoon raspberry sauce onto each individual dessert plate. Place dessert squares on plates. Garnish with raspberries and lime peel. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 In very large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water; stir 2 to 3 minutes or until dissolved. Add 1 cup lime juice and the sweetened condensed milk; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into gelatin mixture just until combined.
  • 3 Grease 13x9-inch pan. Arrange 5 cracker squares down length of greased pan; repeat forming 2 additional rows and using a total of 15 cracker squares to cover bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons water. Brush juice mixture onto each cracker square in pan just until moistened. Carefully pour 3 1/3 cups filling over cracker crust; spread evenly. Repeat cracker and filling layers 2 times. Gently tap pan on hard surface and push down any crackers that are close to surface. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, mix jam and 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on Medium for about 30 seconds or until jam is melted, stirring twice. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 6 Cut dessert into squares. Spoon 1 tablespoon raspberry sauce onto each individual dessert plate. Place dessert squares on plates. Garnish with raspberries and lime peel. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Key limes originated from Key West, Florida, but are also grown in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. They are small limes with a thin skin, yellowish-green color and delicate tart flavor.

If you cannot find Key lime juice, regular Persian lime juice can be used but decrease the amount in the filling to 3/4 cup.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
305
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
41g
41%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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