Monday, October 4, 2010

Key Lime Parfaits

I LOVE Key Lime pie. Seriously. Here in South Florida, Key Lime pie is found on most dessert menus (lucky me!). There are even a few places that have little mini “sweet shot” versions of this delicious treat that are served in shot glasses.  The other night I had a dinner party and I created this little recipe to serve as the perfect ending to a fabulous meal. Layers of three glorious components: Key Lime Filling, Graham Cracker Crumble, and Whipped Cream. DELICIOUS.

Print Print Save Save

Key Lime Parfaits


Key Lime Filling:
2 blocks of Cream Cheese - Room Temperature
(I used 1/3 less fat- but who am i kidding...)
1 Cup Key Lime Juice
2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk

Graham Cracker Crumble:
2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Stick Butter- melted
2/3 Cup Sugar

Whipped Cream:
2 Cups Cream
Powdered Sugar to taste (1/3 Cup - 2/3 Cup)


Key Lime Filling:
Beat all ingredients together until Smooth & Creamy. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight).

Graham Cracker Crumble:
Mix together and press into the bottom of a 9x13. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes (until lightly golden). Remove from oven and allow to cool. Crumble with a fork and set aside.

Whipped Cream:
Beat Cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form, add powdered sugar (use more or less depending on how sweet your prefer it to be). Put into a plastic bag or icing bag so it's easy to pipe into glasses.

To Assemble:
Using a pastry bag squeeze some of the Key Lime Filling into a Champagne (or parfait) glass. Sprinkle a TBS or so of Graham cracker Crumble, and then pipe some of the whipped cream in. Repeat one more time and then garnish the top with additional Graham Cracker Crumble.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Delicious! This dessert seriously hit the spot.
I will definitely make this again & again!
  Pin It

5 Responses to “Key Lime Parfaits”

  1. 1

    Dawn — October 4, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous presentation. I love the serving size!

  2. 2

    Camala - CC Recipe — October 4, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Sounds yummy and nice and creamy! I am a key lime pie fan and these parfaits seem like a easy way to whip up a quick dessert, thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    Kim — October 4, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Wow. Simple AND delicious! My kind of dessert. Definitely going to have to try this one.

  4. 4

    the domestic mama — October 4, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    I hear ya on the key lime! We are lucky! 🙂

  5. 5

    notyet100 — October 5, 2010 @ 3:39 am


Leave a Comment