Lime Chiffon Dessert Recipe
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Lime Chiffon Dessert Recipe

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"This make-ahead recipe was given to me by an aunt many years ago," writes Joyce Key. "Her recipe called for lemon gelatin, but we like this dessert with more of a bite to it, so we use lime instead. The light fluffy squares are especially great in summer," assures the Snellville, Georgia cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 24 squares)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 336 calories, 19 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine the first three ingredients; set aside 2 tablespoons for topping. Press remaining crumbs onto the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Slowly add gelatin until combined. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Lime Chiffon Dessert in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 336 calories, 19 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"This is a light and fluffy dessert that was easy to prepare and taste good. I am not a huge fan of whipped topping so I do not think I will make it again."

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I make this often, it reminded my mother of wolworth's ice box cheese cake, I make it with lemmon jello. since I'm diabetic, I use diet jello"

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"My family always chooses this dessert when we need something light and not-too-sweet after a good Mexican meal! So tasty and easy to make!"

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