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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Luscious Lime Angel Squares

Last night I came across this recipe from Taste of Home. I was going to wait and post it later this coming week, but I liked it so much that I just couldn't wait! It's called Luscious Lime Angel Squares. The name, itself, makes me hungry, and the picture is even better. I've made a couple of desserts that are quite similar to this, but they didn't include angel food cake in the recipe. I must say, this is a great combination. I'll be making it soon!


The colors are perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or any spring event, and it's a sweet, yet light dessert, so it should be enjoyable and diet-friendly for most people.


I also have to say that this would be a great recipe to try with different flavors of gelatin. I think using strawberry gelatin would be fantastic and then you could even top it with strawberries and whipped cream, to give it more of a strawberry shortcake feel. (of course you'd have to leave out the lemon juice and peel for this) But any way you choose to do it, this is a great recipe, especially if you love lime like I do and you're looking for something bright and festive looking.




Luscious Lime Angel Squares

INGREDIENTS:
1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 prepared angel food cake (8 inches), cut into 1-inch cubes
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided

DIRECTIONS:
In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Refrigerate until mixture just begins to thicken, about 35 minutes. Place cake cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar, lemon juice and peel. Add gelatin mixture; beat until combined. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Spread over cake, covering completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; top with remaining whipped topping.







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12 Comments:

  • At March 8, 2008 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    Yay! I've been trying to figure out what treat to bring into work for St. Patty's Day!

     
  • At March 8, 2008 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Jerri said...

    Kate,
    I'm glad I could be of help. I'm sure they'll love it!

     
  • At March 1, 2011 at 5:57 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

    Looks so good, I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At February 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

    This is SUPER cute..I LOVE it.. Looks awesome..Would LOVE if you could please link it up via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday's linky party happening now pweeease.. ? http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/pininspirational-thursday-21-linky.html I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/blog-loving-better-blogging-series-1.html .. Wishing you an amazing evening.. Happy rest of the week.. ~Marilyn

     
  • At February 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

    This looks yummy! Great looking for Easter time, yes?
    Find ya through Shabby Creek Linky party..

    www.shimmerandtulle.blogspot.com

     
  • At February 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Mindie Hilton said...

    Looks like a light refreshing dessert. Thanks for sharing.

     
  • At February 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

    Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

     
  • At February 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Blogger ~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation said...

    Looks yummy & refreshing! I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Party going on all week! Stopping by from the Tip Me Tuesday Party. I hope you will stop by & link up!
    Much love,
    Iffy
    StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

     
  • At February 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Balancing said...

    These look so great! Definitely going to try them! Lime desert is my husband's favorite! thanks for posting/sharing

    Jennifer @ www.mefancy.blogspot.com

     
  • At February 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM , Blogger A To Zebra Celebrations said...

    This looks super yummy!!! we love anything with lime in this house :) you are welcome to share on my linky party on Tuesdays and it is still open :)

     
  • At February 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

    Mmmm...what a wonderful treat for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or any day!

    Jerri, your post is being featured on tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me...". Thank you so much for linking up!

    Jenn

     
  • At March 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Christine said...

    I've never had lime squares... but I love anything with lemon. So must be I would love this :)

    Please share this over at The DIY Dreamer!! Please :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-5.html

     

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