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

Crust
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)

Filling
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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18 comments:

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

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

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  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!)

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  4. ZEST THEM ALL...

    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!

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

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

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

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  8. YUM!!! I love key limes!

    Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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  12. I love Key Lime! Those look divine!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  17. perfect for summer!

    thanks for sharing!

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