Healthy 4th of July Dessert Recipe

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Try out this fun yet healthy dessert this holiday weekend!  Guilt free!


Recipe provided by: from Good Housekeeping

Healthy Key Lime Pie

  • Serves: 10
  • Calls for: One (9-inch) pie
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Oven Temp: 375




  U.S.   Metric  

  • 1 1/4 cup(s) low-fat graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoon(s) trans-fat free vegetable oil spread (60% to 70% oil)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/3 cup(s) cold water
  • 1 envelope(s) unflavored gelatin
  • 22 Key limes or 4 to 5 regular limes
  • 1 can(s) (14-ounce) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) plain fat-free yogurt



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In 9-inch glass pie plate, mix crumbs with spread, sugar, and salt to moisten. With hand, press onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden. Cool until ready to fill.
  2. Meanwhile, to 1-quart saucepan, add water; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 2 minutes to soften. Cook on low to dissolve, stirring. Remove from heat.
  3. From limes, grate 2 teaspoons peel and squeeze 1/2 cup juice; if using Key limes, do not use grated peel — it will make filling taste bitter. In bowl, whisk lime peel and juice, milk, and yogurt. Whisk in gelatin mixture.
  4. Put filling into crust. Cover- refrigerate at least 2 hours to set.


Nutritional Information

(per serving)

  • Calories     235
  • Total Fat     5g
  • Saturated Fat     1g
  • Cholesterol     6mg
  • Sodium     185mg
  • Total Carbohydrate     42g
    • Dietary fiber     0
    • Sugars     —
  • Protein     7g
  • Calcium     —


We would love to hear how this recipe turns out!  Email us if you try it this weekend!!!



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