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5 Minute Key Lime Pie Recipe

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A quick and easy 5 minute key lime pie using a ready made crust, lime gelatin and lime pie flavor yogurt.

Many Americans who have ordered a Key Lime Pie in a restaurant or made one at home, have never really tasted a genuine Key Lime Pie. What they have had is a Persian Lime Pie.

The Persian Lime or Tahiti Lime is a relatively new fruit developed in the early 20th century. It is the kind you'll see in almost any supermarket in the United States. The Key Lime, Mexican Lime or West Indian Lime is round and small, a lighter shade of green with a thin skin and a delicate aroma. It can be grown in Florida and in southern California, but you'll find it only occasionally in supermarkets.

Don't miss the two variations following this famous 5-Minute Key Lime Pie!

Recipe Ingredients

1 reduced fat ready made graham crust
1 4-oz. packagelime-flavor gelatin
1/4 cupboiling water
2 6-oz. containerskey lime pie flavor yogurt
1 tubfat-free whipped topping, thawed

Recipe Directions

In large, heat-resistant bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in yogurt with wire whisk. Fold in whipped topping with wooden spoon.

Spread in crust. Refrigerate overnight or at least two hours.

Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

5 Minute Key Lime Pie

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 145; Total Fat: 2g; Fiber: trace

A Fresh Lime

Variation 1: Quickie Key Lime Pie

1/3 cup lime juice
1 can skim condensed milk
8 ounces reduced fat sour cream
1-cup light Cool Whip

Mix together lime juice, condensed milk, reduced fat sour cream, and Cool Whip. Refrigerate for two hours. Serve.

Variation II: Kwik Key Lime Pie

A Fresh Sliced Kiwi

Dissolve one package (0.3-ounce) sugar-free lime flavored gelatin in 1/4-cup boiling water. Whisk in two containers (8 ounces each) Key lime pie flavored light yogurt. Add one package (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping (thawed) and fold in with wooden spoon. Spoon into one reduced-fat graham crust (9-inches). Chill at least two hours or overnight before serving.

Tip: You can use any flavor of gelatin and/or yogurt for the pie if desired.

Bonus: For a 100-calorie Lime diet jello snack, mix together two packages sugar free instant lime jello to three cups water; eat with a scoop of cottage cheese. Add one-half teaspoon of lemon extract and it tastes a lot like key lime pie!

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