Sunday, April 7, 2013

Coconut Lime Dessert


You know I love a good chocolate dessert but lately I have been craving citrus! It started with Lemon Pie Bars and now I have a wonderful lime/coconut dessert. This dessert is made in the food processor, it comes together in a moment but the waiting time is difficult. This no bake dessert needs to chill for several hours. The good thing is that you can make it a day or two ahead. Keep it in the freezer, remove 10 minutes before serving and it is just delicious.
This recipe came from Jill's high school friend Sarah. She blogs at Red Head Recipes. Thanks Sarah for one great recipe.



Coconut Lime Dessert
Crust
1 sleeve graham crackers
1/2 cup coconut
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
Put graham crackers, coconut and brown sugar in food processor till crumbly. Add melted butter, pulse. Press crumbs in a 10 inch tart pan that has been sprayed with Pam. I used 3,  6 inch pie pans--perfect for sharing. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 for a crisper crust or put in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Filling
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 can cream of coconut--found on the drink aisle
1/2 cup fresh lime juice, 3 or 4 large limes
grated zest from 1 large lime
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Wipe crumbs from food processor, put in cream cheese--it can be cold, coconut cream, lime juice, zest and sugar. Process until very smooth and creamy. Scrape mixture in a large bowl. Add cream to the bowl of the food processor (no need to wash--isn't this easy) watching closely turn food processor on for a few seconds--it will whip the cream. If you overdo it you will get butter--which isn't a bad thing but for this recipe we want whipped cream. Fold cream into cream cheese/lime mixture pour into pan(s). Freeze for 4 hours. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy one delicious dessert!
To make this gluten free--just pour mixture into ramekins or individual small bowls. It is delicious without the crust.
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14 comments:

Rebekah said...

Looks beautiful and delicious!

Liz Berg said...

I love, love this dessert. Of course, the hubby doesn't like lime or coconut. Will have to make it for my girlfriends :)

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Lisa said...

That pie looks sensational! Cut me a big piece.

Mary said...

This looks wonderful! I'll wager it is as delicious as it is pretty. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Danelle M said...

I love desserts that can be kept in the freezer. Especially for holidays or when I'm going to have company and want to get things done ahead of time.

Beth said...

I can find time for citrus desserts any day! This looks terrific.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, I love the way the pictures in this post look - bright and fresh, just like the delicious Coconut Lime Dessert. The combination of lime and coconut is always fabulous and it certainly does not hurt that this recipe comes together easily. What a delightful post and a very pretty presentation!
Have a great Wednesday!

Debra Eliotseats said...

So summery! I need a sunny dessert today. It is cold and rainy here. I am ready for summer!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh wow..that looks and sounds wonderful. I have never made his before...thank you for the recipe!

Kayte said...

YUM, citrus...the best! I like the size of that piece, too.

Amber Brady said...

That looks creamy & delicious! Great combo too! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #8.
~Amber @ http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn said...

It is that time of year to start enjoying all the citrus desserts! This one will be perfect on a hot summer day!!! Looks great!

Katrina said...

That looks delicious and beautiful!

Krista Low said...

This recipe looks amazing. Coconut and lime together are wonderful. This combination on the graham cracker crust is calling to me. What a refreshing dessert! Fabulous :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything