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Lime Chiffon Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

15 servings

"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.

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
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 336 calories, 19g fat (14g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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