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Key Lime Mousse Squares


1 recipe Light Graham Cracker Crust (see below)
½ cup skim milk
1 packet unflavored gelatin
1 egg plus 2 whites well beaten
½ cup fresh lime juice
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed Cool Whip F, etc.
8 ounces vanilla flavored nonfat yogurt
½ teaspoon vanilla


Prepare Graham Cracker Crust according to directions using an 8 -inch square or 9 x 13 –inch baking dish. Remove crust from oven and cool before filling.

Pour skim milk into a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over milk and allow gelatin to soften 3 to 4 minutes. Stirring frequently, cook milk over low heat, 2 to 3 minutes until gelatin has dissolved or microwave on high for 40 seconds.

Combine egg and egg whites with lime juice, sugar and lime peel in heavy sauce pan and cook over medium low heat stirring constantly until mixture is thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove lime mixture from heat and stir in gelatin milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until mixture is completely cooled and begins to set.

Gently fold whipped topping and yogurt into lime gelatin mixture until combined. Pour into prepared cooled crust cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. To serve cut into 12 pieces

Yield 9 servings each at approximately 150 calories; 2.0 grams total fat; 21 milligrams cholesterol; 26 grams total carbohydrate; 6.7 milligrams protein; 138 milligrams sodium

Compare high fat version at 270 calories and 9 grams total fat vs. 150 calories and 2 grams total fat

LIGHT GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

  • 1 1/4 cups low fat graham cracker crumbs or 10 whole crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes Light Butter (5.5 grams fat per 1 tablespoon) or other light butter or margarine, melted

    1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Combine crumbs, sugar and melted margarine in the bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. Pat crust evenly over bottom of pan. Bake crust for 8 minutes, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

    Yield: 10 servings at approximately 70 calories each; 1.8 grams total fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 4 milligrams cholesterol; 13.5 grams carbohydrate; 0.4 gram dietary fiber; 1 gram protein; 106 milligrams sodium.

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