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Key Lime Puddings

While in the oven, this refreshing, lime-infused dessert creates a creamy custard with a cake-like topping. I sometimes prepare the dessert in an 8-inch square baking dish...just bake a little longer.—Peggy Lee, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice


  • In a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Beat in flour and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually beat in milk and lime juice.
  • In another small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into key lime mixture.
  • Pour into five ungreased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place in a shallow baking dish; add 1 in. of hot water to dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 170°. Serve warm.

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