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Lime Cream Dessert Recipe

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A friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. I love the tart and sweet combination. It's so cool and refreshing on summer days.—Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 2/3 cup whipped cream


  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine the egg and sugar. Cut the butter into tablespoons; add to double boiler. Add lime juice and peel; cook and stir over boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat; add food coloring. Cool. Fold in the whipped cream. Chill for at least 1 hour. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Lime Cream Dessert in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p22

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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