Low Fat Key Lime Dessert

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Low Fat Key Lime Dessert

This elegant dessert completely satisfies with its big and bold intense key lime flavor.  A wonderful choice, whether it be a special occasion, or just because.


Low Fat Key Lime Dessert


1/2 cups fat free sweetened condensed milk

2 large uncooked egg yolks

2 tsp. butter, divided

1/3 cup bottled key lime juice (this is different from regular bottled lime juice and much less expensive from fresh key limes in most areas)

1/2 cup key lime flavored low-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup aerosol spray whipped cream

1 Tbl. lime zested, optional for presentation


In a small, heavy bottomed sauce pan, combine milk and egg yolks; heat over medium-low heat, whisking continuously, until mixture begins to boil, about 5 minutes.

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Low Fat Key Lime Dessert 2Stir in 1 teaspoon butter and lime juice; pour into a shallow bowl and chill in refrigerator until cool, about 30 minutes.Low Fat Key Lime Dessert 3

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Meanwhile, melt remaining teaspoon butter in microwave in a cup or small bowl. Add graham cracker crumbs and salt to butter; gently mix.Low Fat Key Lime Dessert 5Fold yogurt into cooled lime mixture until just combined; set aside.Low Fat Key Lime Dessert 6

Low Fat Key Lime Dessert 7Line up eight 2-oz  glasses. In each glass, layer 1 tablespoon crumb mixture (pressing down to form a “crust” with the handle of a spatula or other utensil) and 2 heaping tablespoons key lime pie filling; top with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and garnish with lime zest if desired. Yields 1 glass per serving.

Low Fat Key Lime Dessert

Weight Watcher recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. It is like you are reading my mind, because Carrie Key Lime is seriously one of my all time favorites, so much so that even my MIL will usually buy this pie for me for my birthday every year. So, thank you so much for sharing a low fat version of it here and yes I am so going to have to try making even if I take one for the team and eat all by myself :)

  2. Carrie,

    I too LOVE Key Lime pie. I will be making this dessert. I am going to pin it several times so I want forget about it. It is beautiful in this glass and would be perfect for a special occasion too. Great job Carrie! You hit a HOMERUN with this dessert!

    Diane Roark

  3. Mmmm. I LOVE key lime pie. This looks yummy and easy and I just happen to have some key lime juice in the fridge from the last time I made a pie. I’ll have to give this a try. One of my friends go married to a guy from FL and for their reception they had wedding cake and tons of key lime pies the grooms family made the day before the wedding! So much fun.

  4. You’ve made this dessert so pretty and it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. Hope you can join us again tonight at 6pm PST.

  5. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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