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Key Lime Mousse Cups Recipe

Key Lime Mousse Cups Recipe

Light, lovely and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat...and they take just minutes to whip up! —Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup Key lime juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • Fresh raspberries and lime wedges, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and juice until smooth; fold in whipped cream. Pipe into tart shells. Garnish with raspberries and lime wedges if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 tart equals 69 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Key Lime Mousse Cups

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Have not made yet, but on my list for the weekend. Rating high anyway to say: I always bake my cups/shells for any recipe I use them in. Otherwise, they can get soggy and fall apart. Yum, luv key lime."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Looks like it would be fun and easy to make. Can't wait to share it with my family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"I made these for a baking contest /charity fundraiser. They won 1st place and everyone raved about them! They look and taste like you spent hours preparing them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"These are great and easy to make. My kids don't like key lime pie, but they love these. Thank you for sharing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"Well received at an administrative party we hosted."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"It was a good balance of tart and sweet. I used it in parfait glasses. I did add 2 drops of green food color."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"the filling didn't set well for me. I did add more Key lime juice from real key limes as well as some lime zest, and then some corn starch to set it. This taste great"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Made these for a group of 12 people and everyone loved them! The day before serving I put the mousse in a ziplock bag and refrigerated it. At the last minute I cut the corner off the bag and "piped" the mousse into the cups, it worked great.

There was left-over mousse so the next morning I made crepes, filled them with the mousse and the extra raspberries, Yum again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I agree with one of the other commentators, I added much less condensed milk and they were perfect to my liking!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Made these for grad party. It made more mousse than I anticipated, so I froze it. It was fantastic again at my work party. Put the mousse in the frig to thaw before going to bed and took just a few minutes to scoop into shells and garnish in the morning."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"this is so yuuuummmmmy! i will definitely make it again! what i like about it so much is that it's diabetic friendly. thank you for sharing"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"I found that working with the phyllo dough was the most time consuming of all. I could not find the already made miniature tart shells so I had to use the sheets and make the shells in a tartlet pan.

The actual mousse itself was fantastic and very easy to make and didn't take too much time to whip up. I will make this again but with a differnt shell. All the guests loved this dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"we all loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"I haven't made these yet but I want to do them this weekend. Am going to try making my own cups with bought puff pastry! It's abit sweeter and may go better with the mousse."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I've made this several times. It never fails to impress and receive rave reviews (and requests for the recipe.) I make it with cool whip and garnish with lime zest. Easy, delicious and impressive."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"I agree with hardardo, I made these and was very dissappointed with the phyllo cups. I will definitely make these again but not with the cups."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"delicious... I like mousse a little stiffer... so I added 1/2 c powdered sugar to cream cheese mixture.. I could not find phyllo shells in our local store so I used sugar cookie dough, baked in miniture cup and filled them... Great recipe will do this one again.. Thanks for sharing"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"I was really excited about making these because I am such a HUGE key lime fan. I was a little disappointed in combo of phyllo and mousse, though. The filling was yummy, but I think a graham cracker crust would be better..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Ahhh I love key lime!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"This looks sooo good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"These were great, but I am more of a Coconut-Lime lover! They were probably 5 stars as is, but with some changes they are more my taste. I thought they were extremely sweet, and I wanted them to blend a little better. What I did: I decreased the Sweetened Condensed milk to 1/2 cup. (That's what was left from making the first batch as directed) I added just a little less than 1/4 cup Key Lime juice. (I thought it was too runny) Then I added 1 Teaspoon of Coconut extract. When I whipped the heavy cream, I added about 1/2 teaspoon sugar..just an instinct. I folded in the whipped cream, and topped with toasted coconut! Now, I think these are amazing! I made both ways for my friends to try.. we'll see! Also, my mom made these before, and they froze well! Just don't freeze with the berries on top. I will definitely make these again! It was hard to believe they were that easy to make! LOVE THEM! UPDATE: The Girls loved both, but preferred the coconut-lime version. Try them both! I loved the thicker version too..with a little less lime juice and condensed milk - Perfect any time of the year!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"My entire family raved about this, the kids even asked me to make another batch immediately! Definitely will make these again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"These are quick and delicious!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"After enjoying this light treat with my young family I immediately shared the recipe with a friend. It's a great summer evening treat for anyone who enjoys key lime. This will be a family-fav!"

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