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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

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

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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  • 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...

    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.. ? I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ .. 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..

  • 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 @ said...

    Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  • 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,

  • 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 @

  • 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!


  • 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 :)


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