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Key Lime Dessert

A crustless key lime pie that's low carb.



  1. Dissolve gelatin in 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Bring 3/4 cup water and the zest of the lime to a boil in the microwave.
  3. In blender, add boiling water, gelatin mix, sweetener, and milk and blend well.
  4. While blending, add room temperature cream cheese by chunks.
  5. Add juice and pulp of the lime.
  6. Pour into 6 serving dishes or a pie plate.
  7. Cool until set. About 2 hours.
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I am going to attempt this recipe with Sweetzfree (no carb sweetener) Heavy cream, and full fat cream cheese... that should help the carb count and taste tremendously. I think someone should have put this recipe in the low fat, instead.
Use unsweetened almond milk instead of the milk to lower the carb count.
I won't even try this recipe. At 22+grams of carbs per serving, I can think of many other foods I would rather eat to blow my Atkins diet. Not sure how this showed up on a low carb dessert search.
Instead of Plain Gelatin and splenda, I used a box of diet Lime Jello. I dont know if thats what gave it the yucky flavor but I really don't like it very much!
20 Jul 08 by member: kellystipa


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Nutrition summary:

There are 126 calories in 1 serving of Key Lime Dessert.
Calorie break-down: 9% fat, 67% carbs, 24% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 126
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.34g 2%
  Saturated Fat 0.854g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.058g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.356g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 135mg  
Total Carbohydrate 22.28g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
  Sugars 17.58g  
Protein 7.87g  
Vitamin A 52% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 73% Iron 4%
of RDI*
(126 calories)
6% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (67%)
Fat (9%)
Protein (24%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories