Key Lime Parfaits

Luann Crownover


Key Lime pie is one of my all-time favorites. My family loves them, too. I just have to try these! They look delicious. This recipe and photo comes from the Food Fashion and Flow blog.


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45 Min
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3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs


1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
1/2 c
fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp
grated lime peel
1 c
sweetened whipped cream (recipe below)


2 c
chilled whipping cream
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Key Lime Parfaits


  • 1Melt butter in heavy small skillet over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and stir until bubbling, about 1 minute or less. Mix in crumbs; stir until color deepens, about 3 minutes. Turn out onto plate and cool.
  • 2To make the Key lime cream, stir condensed milk, lime juice and lime peel in large bowl to blend (mixture will thicken). Set aside while you make sweetened whipped cream.
  • 3For whipped cream topping, beat 2 cups whipping cream in bowl until stiff peaks start to form. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Make sure the bowl and the beaters are cold. It helps if you put the bowl in the freezer and the beaters 10 minutes before you make the whipped cream.
  • 4Using electric mixer, beat cream in medium bowl until firm peaks form; fold 1 cup of whipped cream into key lime cream mixture. Save the remaining whipped cream for topping the parfaits.
  • 5Place 1/4 cup lime mousse in each of six 8- to 10-ounce wine goblets. Top each with 1 tablespoon crumb mixture, then 1/4 cup mousse. Top parfaits with remaining crumb mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Just before serving, add a generous dollop of whipped cream.

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About Key Lime Parfaits

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lime, #parfait

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