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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So Good Key Lime Parfaits

Hi dear friends, how are you, today?  I received so many good reviews on these key lime parfaits, that I just have to tell you about it.  You know you can turn many desserts into parfaits by just using a little imagination.  They are so pretty and there is no slicing, so that is already a big plus.  I served these at my daughter's baby shower.  I kept them refrigerated until time of serving.  I will show you images of the key lime parfaits and also as a key lime pie.  SIMPLY DELICIOUS.


                                                          Key Lime Parfaits

                                                              Key Lime Pie


For the crust:

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

12 graham crackers (3-by-5 inch)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt


Directions:  In food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs, add melted butter, sugar, and salt; pulse to combine.  Set aside.

Key Lime Filling


Ingredients:

3 cups sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup sour cream

3/4 cup key lime juice  (if key limes unavailable, use regular limes)

1 tablespoon grated grated zest

Note:  If making parfaits, there is no need to bake crust.  Just distribute a heaping teaspoon in each parfait cup. Filling recipe provided me with 17 servings.

If making pie, press crumb mixture into bottom and sides of a 9 inch bake pan, bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes and set aside.

Directions for filling:

In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime rind.  Mix well and pour over crust.  Chill pie well before serving.  Garnish with limes and whipped cream.

Note: for parfaits, I used 4 ounce cups.  After graham cracker has been distributed in each cup, pour 2 heaping tablespoons key lime filling, followed by whipped cream.  I garnished my parfaits with raspberries. They turned out so cute!

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