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


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 24 squares)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 336 calories, 19g fat (14g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein


  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

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"This is great for warm days. It is so good. Thank you for this keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"I have made this many times. It is so yummy and light! Great dish for pot lucks. Everyone loves it."

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."

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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