Key Lime Puddings Recipe

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While in the oven, this refreshing, lime-infused dessert creates a creamy custard with a cake-like topping. I sometimes prepare the dessert in an 8-inch square baking dish...just bake a little longer.—Peggy Lee, Chesapeake, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 300 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Beat in flour and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually beat in milk and lime juice.
  2. In another small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into key lime mixture.
  3. Pour into five ungreased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place in a shallow baking dish; add 1 in. of hot water to dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 170°. Serve warm. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Key Lime Puddings in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p66

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