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    Key Lime Mousse

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    BM17's Note:

    I do not know where I found this recipe originally. I've had it for over 15 years and it's a keeper but where it came unknown. If you love key lime pie, you'll love this mousse.

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    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl, soak the gelatin in warm water until it softens and dissolves, stirring occasionally. Gradually stir the lime juice and zest into the gelatin and set mixture aside.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and salt at high speed until thick and foamy, 7-10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in key lime mixture.
    3. 3
      Cover bowl and refrigerate until mixture begins to set but is still liquidy- approx 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Whip 1 cup of whipping cream until it forms soft peaks and fold into key lime mixture.
    5. 5
      Pour half the key lime mixture into a large bowl and sprinkle a layer of crushed graham cracker crumbs on top, reserving 3 tablespoons. Fill bowl with remaining key lime mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    6. 6
      Before serving, whip remaining cream with confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Pipe or spoon cream on mousse and sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs on top.
    7. 7
      Garnish with sliced limes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 25, 2007


      This tastes really great and is a good dessert to take to a potluck or a family get together. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Key Lime Mousse

    Serving Size: 1 (128 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 310.5
    Calories from Fat 161
    Total Fat 17.8 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 160.0 mg
    Sodium 142.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 28.4 g
    Protein 5.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lime zest

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