Cool and Creamy Key Lime Dessert

A nutty crust complements the cool and creamy citrus filling in this marvelous, make-ahead dessert.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup firm butter or margarine
1/2
cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1
teaspoon grated lime peel

Filling

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/2
cup Key lime juice or regular lime juice
2
teaspoons grated lime peel, if desired
2
cups whipping cream
Few drops green food color, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place flour in medium bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through flour in opposite directions), until evenly mixed. Stir in walnuts and 1 teaspoon lime peel. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan.
  • 2 Bake about 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix condensed milk, lime juice and 2 teaspoons lime peel; set aside. In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream and food color with electric mixer on high speed until stiff.
  • 4 Fold lime mixture into whipped cream just until blended. Pour over crust. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled but no longer than 48 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Garnish each serving with a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
20g,
20%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.