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Lime Chiffon Dessert Recipe

Lime Chiffon Dessert Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Lime Chiffon Dessert

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015


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"

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"This is such a refreshing dessert! I made it many years ago and will be bringing it to the Easter table this year. It's awesome with other flavors of Jello!"

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"We substitute Splenda for the sugar and Sugar Free Jello for the sugar type. It comes out wonderful. My hubby makes several of these for the annual family reunion - they ALL get eaten! People put in special requests! We freeze often ours - just a few minutes to thaw(so it can be cut) and it is wonderful - like an ice cream dessert."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"This recipe is really good and flexible. If you have raspberry jello and sprinkle sparkles, kids love it! It's light and enjoyable for the adults, too. Really easy to make!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2008 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"Delicious with any regular flavor gelatin. Wouldn't try grape or any far out flavors."

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