Key Lime Pie Mini Parfaits

Enjoy a taste of the tropics! These parfaits feature sweetened, velvety mascarpone cheese laced with the juice and zest of fresh Key limes.

Wisconsin Cheese Key Lime Pie Mini Parfaits Recipe
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35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


  1. Beat the mascarpone, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a bowl until smooth. Transfer half of the mixture to a pastry bag; set aside. Beat lime zest and green food coloring, if desired, into remaining mascarpone mixture until blended. Spoon into another pastry bag.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a small bowl; stir in butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon crumb mixture into each 3-ounce glass.
  3. Layer each with 1 tablespoon white mascarpone mixture and 1 tablespoon green mascarpone mixture. Repeat layers, starting with the crumb mixture. 
  4. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Garnish with lime wedges. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Tip

Fresh limes can be substituted for Key limes in the recipe. Four medium limes juiced yields about 1/3 cup lime juice.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Mascarpone cheese is rich, creamy, buttery and slightly sweet. It mingles well within both dessert and dinner menus.

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