Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Cool Summer Dessert - Mango Lime Icebox Pie

The warm sunny California weather has put me in the mood for a cool summertime dessert. This week we have a tasty tart, yet sweet dessert that is perfect for a warm day! What is even better is that it is not bad for you. While this isn't a Weight Watchers recipe, I have calculated the points and it is only 3 points per serving - how awesome is that! A tasty treat that is low calorie.

Mango-Lime Icebox Pie

1 - 9 inch Piecrust (You can definitely use the pre-made piecrusts at the grocery)

1 cup mango nectar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 T. butter
2 t. grade lime rind

Prepare and bake piecrust. Cool the crust completely on a wire rack. To prepare filling, combine the nectar and next 5 ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and lime rind. Spoon mango mixture into a bowl. Place bowl in a large ice filled bowl for 10 minutes or until mixture is room temperature, stirring occasionally. Remove from ice bowl and spoon mango mixture into prepared crust. Cover and chill for 8 hours or until firm. Top with whipped topping (for the above mentioned weight watchers points, use fat free whipped topping). Enjoy!!!!!!!

This is also great in a graham cracker crust or the new prepared shortbread crust.

Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine, June 2002