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Easy Key Lime Bars

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These Key Lime Bars are a variation on traditional lemon bars and have the perfect amount of tart and sweet. They are SO good! The tender cookie base holds a puckery lime filling that gets a little extra kick from grated lime zest. You can use fresh limes or  bottled key-lime juice.

Key Lime Bars

 These dessert bars need nothing more than a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, and they make the perfect dessert for barbecues, picnics, and summer parties!

These easy Key Lime Bars are so delicious and the perfect dessert for Summer!

Key Lime Bars

Ingredients
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  •  2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp Key Lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 C lime juice
  • 1/4 C flour


Easy Key Lime Bars

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spay your 9×11 baking dish with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, combine the 2 C of flour, 1/2 C powder sugar and salt.  Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the crust mixture looks like crumbs.  Pour the crust into the pan and pat evenly into the dish.
Bake the crust for 10 minutes.  While the crust is baking make the filling.
In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, lime juice, 1/4 C flour, 2 C sugar, 2 tsp key lime zest, baking powder.  Whisk until fully incorporated. Pour mixture onto the crust and return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set. Once the bars are cooled sprinkle with powder sugar and cut into squares.
Top with key lime slices and enjoy!

Key Lime Dessert

Servings: 12 bars

Key Lime Bars

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
 
These easy Key Lime Bars are so delicious with the perfect amount of tart and sweet. The ideal dessert for barbecues, picnics, and summer parties!

Ingredients

  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp Key Lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 C lime juice
  • 1/4 C flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spay your 9x11 baking dish with pam spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine the 2 C of flour, 1/2 C powder sugar and salt
  3. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the crust mixture looks like crumbs
  4. Pour the crust into the pan and pat evenly into the dish
  5. Bake the crust for 10 minutes
  6. While the crust is baking make the filling
  7. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, lime juice, 1/4 C flour, 2 C sugar, 2 tsp key lime zest, baking powder
  8. Whisk until fully incorporated
  9. Pour mixture onto the crust and return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set
  10. Once the bars are cooled sprinkle with powder sugar and cut into squares
  11. Top with key lime slices and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 38g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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