Individual Key Lime Desserts

These individual desserts are cool and refreshing for spring and summer entertaining. The creamy lime filling is one of the best. Perfect for the large individual silicone cups. Key limes are smaller and have a milder flavor than regular limes; either work well in this recipe.

INDIVIDUAL KEY LIME DESSERTS

Crust:

12 graham cracker squares, crushed
1 tablespoon sugar 
5 tablespoons butter 

Filling

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 
2 eggs 
1/2 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup lime juice 
Sweetened whipped cream 

1. Combine all Topping ingredients in microwave-safe bowl. MICROWAVE (100%) 45 to 60 seconds or until butter is softened. Stir with fork until mixed.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon tablespoon of crumbs into each of 6 Texas-sized silicone cups; set aside any remaining crumbs. Press crumbs firmly into bottom of cups. Place cups around edge of a Teflon-coated baking sheet set on low rack. Spoon remaining crumbs into center of baking sheet.  

3. CONVECTION-BAKE at 350 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove baking cups and baking sheet from rack. Stir crumbs on baking sheet; set aside for garnish. Place baking cups back on rack. Combine all filling ingredients until smooth. Pour onto crumb crust in baking cups. 

4. CONVECTION-BAKE at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes of until filling is set. Cool completely. Loosen edges from cups; invert onto hand. Turn back right-side up on serving plates. Top each with dollop of whipped cream and toasted crumbs.

  6 Servings

TIPS  >Any extras can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. 

>With these short baking times, convection rather than a combination setting is best. They can also be baked in a regular oven as directed. 

>When using already crushed crackers, measure 1 cup. 

>For a pie, press crumbs into bottom and up sides of 8 or 9-inch pie pan. Bake as directed. Pour filling into crust and bake as directed until filling is set.

From my Kitchen..

—I recently prepared a double recipe of the Crustless Quiche recipe in the 9inch square pan. Even with the turntable turned off, it cooked nicely on the Low-Mix combination, rotating the dish once. The Egg Bake, cut nicely with the narrow silicone spatula and removed from the dish easily with the wide spatula. A 13x9-inch pan of caramel rolls were prepared in the deep 10.5-inch silicone pan and it baked perfectly on the convection setting. Most things that cook in a 13x9-inch pan can be cooked in the deep round silicone pan and then it turns freely in the ovens with turntables.

—At a recent class, several participants were getting together one evening for dinner and they were each making something from one of the microwave-convection cook books that they had just purchased. I was not there long enough to hear about their results, but thought what a good way to learn together and share cooking experiences.Soups and casseroles are great for winter dining. Make extras and freeze in meal-sized quantities for enjoying at another meal. 

 

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