Almond Key Lime Bars

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  1. Almond Key Lime Bars



  2. Yield: 2 to 3 dozen bars
  3. Nutrition: See Below
  4. Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  5. Cook Time: 40 Minutes




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  12. Ingredients
  13. 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsps. sliced almonds, toasted*
  14. 3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  15. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  16. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  17. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  18. 6 tablespoons butter
  19. 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  20. 1/2 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
  21. 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  22. 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  23. 3 drops green food coloring, if desired
  24. WHIPPED TOPPING (optional)
  25. 1 cup (1/2 pt.) heavy cream
  26. 4 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened
  27. 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  28. Instructions
  29. HEAT oven to 350°F. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.
  30. CHOP finely 1/2 cup almonds. Combine chopped almonds, flour, powdered sugar, almond extract and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is the size of peas. Press in bottom of prepared pan. Press remaining 3 tablespoons sliced almonds into crust mixture.
  31. BAKE 20 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool.
  32. REDUCE oven temperature to 325°F. Combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, egg yolks, lime peel and food coloring, if desired, in large bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour over crust.
  33. BAKE 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool 2 hours. Cut into bars. Decorate with Whipped Topping.
  34. WHIPPED TOPPING
  35. BEAT cream, cheese and sugar in small bowl until smooth and stiff peaks form. Top each bar with cream mixture using a pastry bag or spoon.
  36. *To toast almonds: Place almonds in dry nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned.
  37. For a thicker bar, double cookie bar ingredients; proceed as above.
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  39. Nutritional Information Per Serving

  40. Serving Size (1 bar of 24), Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 17g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 2%.
January 2013

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