Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Frozen Mojito Pie

Since our lime tree is bearing fruit this year (for the first time) and loaded with limes, I'm on the lookout for lime recipes.

This recipe can easily be adapted for a low fat diet by substituting cream cheese and whipped topping with the no fat or low fat varieties.  We have recently switched to no fat cream cheese and honestly can't tell much of a difference in taste, but it makes a huge difference in calories and fat.  I have also started experimenting with butter substitutes that you can cook with and the results have been very encouraging, although I have not experimented with baking yet.  Butter can also be substituted with coconut oil, which is solid like butter or shortening.

I'm not sold on the pretzel crust . . . any ideas?  I was thinking along the lines of a graham cracker crust . . .

1 cup finely crushed pretzels
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
Zest from 1 large lime
Juice from 1 large lime (if the limes you are using are really small, use two of them)
2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint (I like it minty, so I use 3 tbsp. of mint)
2 cups Whipped Topping

In a medium sized bowl mix together the pretzel crumbs and the butter.
Press the pretzels onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan, or a round pan lined with plastic wrap.
Freeze the crust for at least one hour.
In your mixer’s bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, zest, juice, and mint. Mix until well blended.
Whisk in the whipped topping.
Spoon the filling over the crust.
Freeze for at least 6 hours. Over night is best.
Carefully remove the pie from the pan and top it with some crushed pretzels and thin slices of lime.
Keep it frozen.

Source:  Foodbeast


Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! Gina that pie looks absolutely beautiful! Blessings, Catherine xo

Gina Alfani said...

:) I can't wait to try it Catherine!

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