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May 20, 2013

Key Lime Parfait

Two posts in one day!

I'm also back for the Surprise Recipe Swap challenge.

I was assigned to Marlys' blog, This and That. I have also had the pleasure of being paired with her for Foodie Penpal before... she sent me some really awesome African spices along with some other fun foodie stuff! So cool!

This time around I had the pleasure of browsing through her recipe archive for the perfect recipe to make. Turns out, I had some key limes in the fridge, and some condensed milk and graham crackers in the pantry, so I was all over this parfait

Key Lime Parfaits
adapted from This and That

  • 1 and 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 14 cup melted butter 
  • 1 (14-oz) can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
Topping :
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture over paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.

For Filling: In medium bowl, combine condensed milk and lime juice. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

For topping: In a large bowl, beat heavy whipping cream to soft peaks. This can also be done in an electric mixer bowl. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and combine well. 

Assembly: Alternate crust and filling in parfait glasses. Add topping and sprinkle with a bit of the crust. 

*Note: The amount of parfaits yielded will depend on the size of glasses and amount of crust-to-filling ratio you want to use.

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Just look at that.... layers upon layers of undeniable goodness.

I love a good key lime pie, and this is the simpler version in parfait form! I also love any chance to make buttery graham cracker crumbs. This parfait did NOT disappoint.

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Erika @ One Recipe at a Time said...

My dad would love these! Key lime Pie is his favorite. I am going to make these when he comes to town in a couple weeks!

Unknown said...

Desi... Your pictures make it look so good.. Thanks for the nice words and I am glad that you enjoyed this recipe.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

This looks like such a great parfait for company. I'm always up for key lime. This is my first time participating in the SRS. Hope you will come visit me too. I made the pancake and fruit kabobs with butter pecan syrup.

Michelle Day said...

Key lime is one of my favorite types of dessert! This is the perfect SRS recipe. Now I have a new recipe to try too :) Have a great week.

RadioCarla said...

Looks delicious!

Warrior MAMA said...

My mother in law would love this! I should make it this year at the beach.

Lisa said...

What a great recipe Desi and your pictures are sumptuous! I love all things key lime, this would be the perfect thing to make this weekend!

Krissyar said...

Yummy! Looks delish and perfect for a summer dessert. We may have to try this recipe this weekend.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

This sounds amazing! I'm newly in love with key lime!

Trisha said...

I see these parfaits in my immediate future. I have all the ingredients on hand. Yummy!

Sandra said...

I love lime.
These look so yummy, a must try!
thanks for sharing :)
(seen at Chicken-Chick blog hop)

Lydia @ Huckleberry Love said...

This looks wonderful! What a perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing at Much Ado About Monday!

Hun.... WFD said...

Oh WOW, this looks fabulous!! Can't wait to get Marlys blog! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday.

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

This recipe just makes me want to pull a parfait off my screen and eat it!

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AG said...

OH, this looks stunning! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

AG said...

I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured! You can find the feature here: Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!

Judy Bisaya said...

Hi Desiree,

We are featuring your post at
Pursuit of Functional Home. If you have a spare time later today, please come over and check it out. See you!