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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

We had a Memorial Day BBQ yesterday at my sister-in-law's house, so I brought these for dessert. They were very easy to make and tasted to good. Nice and light, perfect for hot weather!

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:
24 squares honey graham crackers, finely crushed
8 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 tsp. sugar
1 4-serving-size pkg. lime-flavored gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1 16-oz. container cottage cheese (1-3/4 cups)
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 8-oz. container whipped dessert topping, thawed
Key Limes or limes, cut in wedges (optional)

Directions:
1. In small bowl combine graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
2. In large bowl combine gelatin and water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
3. In blender or food processor combine cottage cheese and cream cheese. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides. Whisk 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk in remaining cottage cheese mixture until smooth. Place mixture back into blender or food processor and process until smooth. Fold in whipped dessert topping. Spoon filling over chilled crumb mixture.
4. Cover and refrigerate 8 to 24 hours or until filling is firm. To serve, cut in squares. Top with lime wedges. Makes 9 servings.

Posted By: Julia
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4 comments:

Carrian said...

Love key lime!! Such a summery treat too

Shikha Sharma said...

hi!! i was wondering, do you have any suggestions on a gelatin substitute?

My Sister's Kitchen said...

Good question. I'm guessing you could probably use some key lime juice with sugar to taste(you'd have to experiment on the amount of each) to replace the lime flavoring in the gelatin. However, the gelatin is also used as a thickener. I was able to find a substitute called Agar. Here's a link. http://www.foodsubs.com/ThickenGelatins.html
Hope that helps.

Shikha Sharma said...

Thank you so much!

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