Back in the day before I had kids and before Pinterest was around, I used to clip recipes from magazines and put them in a 3 ring binder. I am sure many of you have similar “cookbooks” hanging around. It’s funny how rarely I refer to these now. But I had been craving Key Lime Pie and remembered that I had a really simple Key Lime Pie recipe from the back of the graham cracker crust label from back in the day. So, I dusted off the old binder and pulled out the simple 5-Minute Key Lime Pie recipe. But instead of making an entire pie, I opted to make change the recipe up a bit to make a Key Lime Pie in a Jar.
Because anything in a mason jar just adds another level of charm am-I-right?
To make this easy and light summertime dessert, you just need a few ingredients and a few minutes. I shared this Citrus & Hydrangea centerpiece as part of my virtual progressive dinner a few weeks back. This Key Lime Pie in a Jar goes perfect with that flower arrangement and would certainly be a fun dessert to serve at a casual get together.
Key Lime Pie In a Jar Ingredients:
1 box sugar free lime jello
1/4 cup boiling water
2 8oz containers of lime yogurt
8 oz fat free cool whip
Box of graham crackers or low fat graham cracker crust
Key Lime Pie In a Jar Instructions:
Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Cool Slightly.
Stir in Yogurt.
Fold in Cool Whip. (I saved about 1/3 portion of the cool whip to layer on top)
Crush graham crackers and place at bottom of the jar.
Pour the jello mix over the graham crackers and chill for 4 hours.
Layer cool whip on top of the jello mix.
Garnish as desired. (I used a lime wedge.)
Store in refrigerator.