Healthy Key Lime Tarts #Recipe
Each one of these Key Lime Tarts only has 5 grams of fat and 235 calories. Now the ones with Cool Whip have a few more calories, although I did use Low Fat. My husband and son like those.
It’s surprising how good these are even though there’s hardly any calories! I just love key lime pies, tarts and all, so I wanted to find a way to make them so they’re not so fattening.
I really like having these small tarts already made up and in the refrigerator. They’re great for dessert, snacks, or surprise guests. They have just the right amount of sweet and sour taste! Note: If you want, you can buy the little graham cracker pans, already filled beside the big ones in the store. It is a lot easier.
- 1¼ Cups Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 4 Tablespoons Trans-Fat Free Vegetable Oil Spread (It's 60% to 70% oil)
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- ⅓ C Cold water
- 1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
- 22 Key Limes or 4 to 5 Regular Ones
- 1 Can (14-ounce) Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1½ C Plain Fat-Free Yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix crumbs, with Vegetable Oil Spread, and Sugar. Press into small aluminum (or pie plate) pans. Bake 5-10 mins., until golden. Cool completely.
- In 1-quart saucepan, add water; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 2 minutes to soften. Cook on low to dissolve, stirring contantly, remove from heat.
- Then grate 2 teasp. peel and squeeze lime for ½ C juice. If you use Key Limes don't use the peels, they taste bitter. In a bowl, whisk the peel and juice, add Condensed milk and Yogurt. Then whisk in the Gelatin mix.
- Spoon in the filling and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Add some key lime fruit on the top if desired
Did you know that limes have a lot of health benefits? Limes, bearing the scientific name Citrus Aurantifolia, has been used for ages in the treatment of various ailments. They include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, and more.
Limes are consumed throughout the world in the form of sorbet, beverages, refreshing cocktails, pickles, jams, jellies, snacks, candies, sugar boiled confections and in cooking. The oil extracted from its peel or skin is extensively used in soft drink concentrates, body oils, cosmetic products, hair oils, toothpastes, toilet and beauty soaps, disinfectants, mouth washes, deodorants and innumerable other products. There are many varieties of lime found all over the world, particularly in the tropical and the Mediterranean climates.
According to the American Diabetes Association, limes and other citrus fruits are considered a diabetes super food for a number of reasons. Mainly, the high levels of soluble fiber found in limes make it an ideal dietary aid to help regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing the occurrence of blood sugar spikes that are a serious risk to to diabetic patients.
So these are actually very good for us! If and when you make these I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! And your family too, of course!
I have a recipe for a mandarin orange dessert that’s a lot like this one. And it’s very good! There’s a lot more recipes at the top of this page if you’re interested. Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate it!
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