Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars Recipe
Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller
These Key Lime Bars are a delicious twist from the classic lemon bar desserts, plus the perfect summer treat. According to one online reviewer, "These are delicious! Make them once a week!"

Yield:

Serves 12

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 55 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 210
Fat 9 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 62 mg

Ingredients

CRUST:
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
FILLING:
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup Key lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang. Mist foil with cooking spray.

2. Make crust: Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in flour and salt. Press evenly over bottom of pan. Bake until firm and light golden around edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly.

3. Make filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat eggs, yolk and sugar until smooth. Stir in lime juice and zest. Fold in flour. Pour filling over crust and bake until set, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Use foil overhang to remove bars from pan to cut. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving, if desired.

Note:

June 2011
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