This refreshing creamy freezer pie with lime and mint is made lighter with Neufchatel cheese and reduced calorie whipped topping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line 9-inch round pan with plastic wrap, with ends extending over side of pan. Beat Neufchatel cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with mixer until blended. Add dry gelatin mix, zest and juice; mix well.

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  • Whisk in COOL WHIP and mint; pour into prepared pan. Mix pretzel crumbs, remaining sugar and butter; sprinkle over pudding mixture. Cover dessert with ends of plastic wrap; use to gently press crumb mixture into filling.

  • Freeze 3 hours or until firm. Invert dessert onto serving plate; remove pan and plastic wrap. Let dessert stand at room temperature 15 min. to soften slightly before cutting to serve.

Tips

Special Extra: Add 1/2 tsp. rum extract with gelatin mix, zest and juice.

Food Facts: You will need 1 large or 2 small limes to get 1 Tbsp. zest and 1/4 cup juice. If you can't get enough juice from the limes, add enough bottled lime juice to get the desired measure.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 41.9mg 14% DV; sodium 413.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2009
I made this for a reunion and it was a big hit! The only problem is that the mint flavor wasn't really noticeable and was overpowered by the lime. Next time I think I will double the mint and maybe cut back on the lime zest and juice. It is a really quick and tasty recipe as is though! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
I really wanted to like this recipe....but it was just 'ok'. I used 1/2-3/4 the amount of Jello mix and increased the zest by a 1/3. The taste/flavor was ok so I don't think omitting some of the Jello was an issue. For me it was more of a texture issue. I was expecting EITHER a cheesecake texture OR a much fluffier/lighter texture. And this one to me is a mix between the two and a little too 'cream-cheesey' (even though I like cream cheese). If I make it again I'll try to tweak it somehow...... Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I made this for a reunion and it was a big hit! The only problem is that the mint flavor wasn't really noticeable and was overpowered by the lime. Next time I think I will double the mint and maybe cut back on the lime zest and juice. It is a really quick and tasty recipe as is though! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
I think it's a very good recipe I did use fresh lime juice. It was not quite sweet enough tasting for me because I used sugar free Lime Jello so I added 4 packets of Splenda. I will make it again.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
This was the bomb. One of the most heavenly things I have ever tasted. I even used my pretzel knots whole to save a step and turned out yummy. easy as I like also. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
I really wanted to like this recipe....but it was just 'ok'. I used 1/2-3/4 the amount of Jello mix and increased the zest by a 1/3. The taste/flavor was ok so I don't think omitting some of the Jello was an issue. For me it was more of a texture issue. I was expecting EITHER a cheesecake texture OR a much fluffier/lighter texture. And this one to me is a mix between the two and a little too 'cream-cheesey' (even though I like cream cheese). If I make it again I'll try to tweak it somehow...... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2009
Tasted too much like lime jello and I don't care for lime jello. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
This recipe went over well with the teen boys...all 15 of them! It has just the right amount of zest per fluff (Cool Whip). Loved tasting flavor without an overload of sugar. It was very easy and will replace my labored cheesecake dish at holiday gatherings. I found this recipe in a pinch because I ran out of sweetened condensed milk during my preparations. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
this went over big time - thou I used lemon instead of lime & left out the mint. It didn't last long at all & I was told to remember & make it again! Read More