Ginger Lime Torte is easy to make and so delicious!
Last week it was green jello week here in Utah. Did you know that green jello is the official state snack of Utah?! I think it’s pretty funny. Our parents were so smart…green jello with shredded carrots was the sneaky way to get us kids to eat raw carrots, plus jello is cheap! It was a win/win! When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002, the green jello Olympic trading pin was the most coveted pin.
In celebrating green jello week, I worked with my friend Jyl of Mom it Forward in preparing this delicious Ginger Lime Torte for her to take on our local news station. I liked the recipe so much, that I thought it would be fun to share here. Plus…St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner…so there’s that. (Oh how I love all the holidays, even the green one.) I think you’ll like it, it’s tart and creamy and it makes me excited for Spring.
Ginger lime torte
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 3oz. package Lime Jello
- 1 cup cold water
- 25 gingersnap cookies crushed fine
- 1/2 stick of butter melted
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 8oz. package Cream Cheese
- 1 regular container COOL WHIP thawed
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
ADD boiling water to the lime jello and mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Cool completely. Meanwhile, mix crushed cookie crumbs, butter and sugar together and press into the bottom of 9-inch springform pan or a glass pie plate.
BEAT reduced-fat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in cooled lime green jello until blended. Refrigerate 15 to 20 min. or until slightly thickened. Whisk in the cool whip and pour it over the crust.
REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Or if in a hurry, you can stick it in the freezer for a 2 hours before serving. Garnish with the lime zest and whipped cream.
Recipe adapted from Kraft.com
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The news peeps loved it too! They were thrilled that I had made two so they could all have some.
After the short segment, they let us dance in front of the weather station’s green screen. It’s not everyday that you find yourself wearing a green blazer the exact same green as the green screen. We had so much fun! The pictures are blurry because we were laughing so hard.
You’ll have to try this torte, I think you’ll love it!