Reduced-Fat Icebox Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie may taste light and bright, but the calorie and fat levels tell a different story.
Why This Recipe Works
We combined neufchatel cheese (a type of cream cheese with one-third less fat) with fat-free Greek yogurt for a creamy Reduced-Fat Icebox Key Lime Pie. The tanginess from the yogurt also enhanced the lime flavor, letting us cut back on the number of limes. Tasters found that fat-free sweetened condensed milk was almost indistinguishable from its full-fat counterpart. To further cut calories, we eliminated half the sugar in the crust before any of our tasters complained about a lack of sweetness. We reduced the amount of butter in the crust by mixing it with some of the neufchatel. This combination held the crust together without making it gummy.