If you love key lime pie, this is a must-try recipe. Creamy, tart-sweet key lime pie, plus built-in portion control, minus fat and sugar. You read right, these are virtually sugar and fat free, but if you didn’t know that before having one (just try to put it out of your mind) you’d seriously never guess. Since they’re around 50 calories a pop, you might want to splurge and have two. Or three. Plus, no need to turn on the oven – the perfect warm weather sweet.
Key Lime Mini Pies
adapted from “Key Lime Pie,” Sweet Ideas From Equal, 1997
2 cups Fiber One® 80 Calories Chocolate Cereal
1 tablespoon butter, melted
15 muffin tin liners
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1 (8 oz.) package fat free cream cheese, slightly softened
about 1/3 – 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (4 to 6 key limes’ worth)
1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw®
1-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
1 key lime rind, grated (optional)
1. Crush the cereal fine in a food processor or blender – two cups of cereal yields about one cup of crumbs. Dump the crumbs into a bowl and toss with the melted butter. Spoon about a tablespoon of crumbs into the bottom of each muffin tin, pressing them down slightly.
2. Measure a 1/2 cup of the milk into a small saucepan, and sprinkle the gelatin over. Let it stand for about 2 minutes, then cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin dissolves.
3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the remaining 1 1/4 cups of milk, then the gelatin mixture. Stir in the lime juice and sweetener. If you want your pies to be a nice kitschy green, add a little food coloring.
4. Use a 1/4 cup measure to portion the mixture into the paper liners. Grate some fresh lime rind over the unset pies if you like. Refrigerate the pies for at least 2 hours before serving.
Tempting as it is to transfer these pies directly from fridge to mouth, I do recommend a plate and fork. I tried hand-pie-ing one, and ended up with a chocolate crust avalanche on the floor.
Per pie: 51 calories; 1g fat (.5g sat); 5mg cholesterol; 150mg sodium; 7.6g carbohydrates; 1.6g fiber; 12.9g protein