Sunday, June 21, 2009

Frosty Key Lime Pie

I made this for our cookout last night. It always goes over well and I get lots of requests for the recipe. It's a great dessert for hot weather!


2 (3 ounce) packages of lime Jello
2 cups hot water
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed

Dissolve Jello in hot water. Cool in refrigerator until it is about room temperature. Don't let it set.

Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar together and press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add Jello slowly until blended. Blend in Cool Whip with the lime mixture. Pour into crust and freeze overnight. Serve frozen or thaw slightly to make cutting easier.

Yield: 12 to 18 servings

Variations: Use any flavor of Jello that you like. Lemon is also good. Try pineapple Jello and add flaked coconut to make it “pina colada” flavored.

Note: They no longer make a 12 ounce container of Cool Whip, you'll have to get the 16 ounce and just use 3/4 of the container. I bet you can find another fun use for the leftover Cool Whip.

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