Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Key Lime Bars

1 1⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs (20 squares)
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1⁄4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime peel

Heat oven to 350°. Cover bottom and sides of square pan, 9 X 9 X 2 inches, with cooking spray. Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar thoroughly with fork. Press evenly in pan. Refrigerate while preparing cream cheese mixture. Beat cream cheese in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in lime juice and lime peel. Spread over graham cracker layer in pan. Bake about 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator. Makes: 36 bars.

No comments: