I’m a huge fan of all things citrus. I shared my luscious LEMON BARS with you a while back and now we’re going green and featuring the lime. Specifically key lime! Key Lime Bars are a perfect summertime dessert. They’re quick and easy and perfect for entertaining. I like to bake mine the night before and pop them into the fridge to set up and chill overnight. Making dessert the night of even easier. I simply wait to dust it with the powdered sugar until just prior to serving. Easy peasy entertaining. Of course you don’t need to wait until you’re entertaining to enjoy these bars ; )
Key Lime Bars
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar + additional to garnish
3/4 cup COLD butter cubed
4 fresh eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Into food processor add: 1 1/2 cups flour, powdered sugar and margarine. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 oven proof dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Firmly press mixture into bottom of dish forming crust. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
3. WHILE crust is baking, into a large bowl add: eggs, sugar, baking powder, key lime juice and 3 tablespoons flour. Whisk together until smooth. Pour mixture into crust. Return to oven and bake for approximately 2o-25 minutes.
4. Allow bars to cool. Garnish with additional powdered sugar if desired. Store leftover bars, covered in refrigerator.