Monday, March 22, 2010

Key Lime Bars

Like lemon bars?

I invite you to expand your horizons.

Meet the key lime bar!

Yes, they look like a lemon bar, but ... they taste like key lime!

This is what happens when you find a bag of key limes price reduced at the grocery store! I got 17 key limes for 89 cents!

Key Lime Bars - Adapted from Patrick and Gina Neely

1/2 C butter (I used 1/4 C butter, 1/4 C applesauce)
1/4 C powdered sugar
1 C flour (I used white whole wheat)

2 eggs
1 C sugar
3T flour
1/8 C + 1 T lime juice
1 tsp. lime zest

In a medium bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, melted butter and applesauce.

Mix until a moist dough is formed.  Press dough into a lightly greased 11x7 baking dish.

Bake the crust at 350 for about 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, squeeze those limes to make some lime juice!

Go ahead and zest a few too...

Then, combine in a medium bowl: eggs, sugar, and flour and mix well.

Add in the lime juice.

And, stir in the lime zest.

Pour the topping over a slightly cooled crust.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until the center is set.

Allow to cool completely before serving and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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  1. Found your site through Joanne of Eats Well With Others. Love the key lime bars, they look terrific!

  2. Yummy!
    So excited to get the chance to make these!
    Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes!!!!

  3. These Key Lime Bars look sooo delish and I definately will be giving your recipe a try out real soon!! (I can forego my Weight Watcher's diet every once in awhile!)



    Add a little sea salt and you have something special for fish and veggies

    What a deal on those guys, and great use of them!

  5. I LOVE key lime! I have to try these.

  6. We love key lime pie and love lemon bars, sounds like a winner to me!

  7. I love key lime desserets!! Thank you for sharing!!

  8. YUM!!! I love key limes!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Yum! We love key lime things! :D I bet these are scrumptious and if you can find real Key limes, even better. :D

  10. My friend made key lime bars and we loved them! So perfect for spring.

  11. Yummy, I've never tried key lime bars, but that looks so good.

  12. I love Key Lime! Those look divine!

  13. I LOOOOVE lemon bars, so I bet I would like these too! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. YUM! These look so good. I want them to go along with the BBQ Nachos from mubs post. now that would be a meal with some serious FLAVOR!

  15. :(
    don't know what happened but I made these and they didn't turn out.
    It's like the filling seeped into the crust and there's no layering. I refrigerated the filling while the crust was cooling, do you think that would have made a difference? Or Maybe my crust wasn't cooked long enough.
    Oh well, they still taste ok, they just don't look pretty.

  16. I love lemon bars and I love key lime pie, I bet these are fabulous!

  17. perfect for summer!

    thanks for sharing!


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