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Lime Chiffon Dessert

"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


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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • Rita
    Jul 6, 2020

    I love lemon or lime recipes. So refreshing and zesty. I used Stevia instead of sugar. Then used crushed Cheerios instead of graham crackers. Thanks for this yummy recipe! ... Rita

  • Susan
    Apr 20, 2019

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  • Rosemary Swope
    Mar 27, 2015

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

  • puzzlemad
    Mar 14, 2015

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

  • ReneeMurby
    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.

  • cooknovice
    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

  • twinkle89
    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!

  • DianeMcBride
    Nov 20, 2011

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