1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid
1/4 cup butter, 4 tablespoons
1/4 cup lime juice, you'll need 2 limes
1 teaspoon lime peel
2 drops green food coloring
1/3 cup heavy cream, whipped

Deannie's method:
Combine the egg, Splenda, butter, lime juice and peel in the top of a double boiler. Cook and stir over boiling water 8-10 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat; add the food coloring. Cool completely then fold in the whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

My method:
In a microwaveable bowl, whisk the egg well. Whisk in the Splenda, lime juice and lime peel. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to bowl. Microwave on 40% power 1 minute; whisk well until smooth. Repeat, microwaving 1 minute at a time on 40% power, whisking every minute, for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Mine looked kind of curdled after each minute, but smoothed out with whisking. Chill until completely cooled, then gently fold in the whipped cream. Divide amongst two dessert dishes and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes 2 servings
Do not freeze

With granular Splenda:
Per Serving: 398 Calories; 40g Fat; 4g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Serving: 386 Calories; 40g Fat; 4g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

I don't know if mine came out the way that Deannie's did because I didn't use a double boiler. I cringe at the thought of using a double boiler so I decided to attempt microwaving this. The lime mixture thickened, but not very much. I don't know how thick it should have been so I just proceeded with the recipe and folded in the whipped cream. What I got was a very foamy mousse-type dessert. I think it could use more sweetener, unless you like very tart lime desserts. I'd probably increase the Splenda to at least 2 more tablespoons or up to 1/2 cup total. I'm not crazy about the texure, but then mine may not have turned out like it should. I've also posted Deannie's method if you'd like to make this the way it was intended.

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