Strawberry Lime Squares

pwhayes 05-29-99 5:36 AM

Strawberry Lime Squares

2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons honey

2 (8-oz.) pkg. fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 (8-oz.) container frozen fat-free whipped topping,thawed

3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 pints (4 cups) fresh strawberries, quartered lengthwise

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In small bowl or food processor bowl with metal blade combine graham cracker crumbs and honey; mix or process until crumbly and well blended. Press in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and lime peel; mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust. Freeze at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; mix well. Add lime juice; cook and stir until bubbly and thickened. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in strawberries.

To serve, cut dessert into 9 squares; divide strawberry mixture over squares before serving.

9 servings

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