Key Lime Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

key lime dessert with raspberry sauce Dessert
Key Lime Dessert with Raspberry Sauce
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 6 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

For a festive finale to a gathering, try this pretty treat that serves 24. You can have it chilling in less than an hour. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 12, 2016



(3-oz.) pkg. Jell-O™ lime-flavored gelatin
cups boiling water
cup Key lime juice
(14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
pint (2 cups) whipping cream


graham cracker squares
tablespoons Key lime juice
tablespoons water

Raspberry Sauce

(18-oz.) jar (1 1/2 cups) seedless raspberry jam
tablespoons water

Garnish, if desired

Fresh raspberries
Grated lime peel or fresh mint leaves


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  • 1
    In very large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water; stir 2 to 3 minutes or until dissolved. Add 1 cup lime juice and the sweetened condensed milk; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into gelatin mixture just until combined.
  • 3
    Grease 13x9-inch pan. Arrange 5 cracker squares down length of greased pan; repeat forming 2 additional rows and using a total of 15 cracker squares to cover bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • 4
    In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons water. Brush juice mixture onto each cracker square in pan just until moistened. Carefully pour 3 1/3 cups filling over cracker crust; spread evenly. Repeat cracker and filling layers 2 times. Gently tap pan on hard surface and push down any crackers that are close to surface. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, mix jam and 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on Medium for about 30 seconds or until jam is melted, stirring twice. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 6
    Cut dessert into squares. Spoon 1 tablespoon raspberry sauce onto each individual dessert plate. Place dessert squares on plates. Garnish with raspberries and lime peel. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Key limes originated from Key West, Florida, but are also grown in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. They are small limes with a thin skin, yellowish-green color and delicate tart flavor.
  • If you cannot find Key lime juice, regular Persian lime juice can be used but decrease the amount in the filling to 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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