Key Lime Bars

21 Aug

A few weeks ago we were going to my husband’s cousins birthday party. An outside party in the beginning of August in St. Louis does not a relaxing weekend make. Initially the forecast was for close to 100 degrees so there weren’t many foods that we could take that wouldn’t spoil. I wanted to take a dessert but didn’t know what to take should the forecast be accurate. I wanted something refreshing and something that wouldn’t melt but I didn’t want to take fruit. Then, while talking to my mom she mentioned a recipe she saw in one of her Paula Deen magazine’s that she wanted to try: Key Lime Bars. Perfect! So, I commandeered her recipe before she could try it! These turned out pretty good and I’ll probably make again, though maybe next time with a graham cracker crust just because I LOVE graham cracker crusts!

Key Lime Bars
recipe from a viewer of Cooking with Paula Deen
Ingredients
2-¼ cup flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. Baking powder
1-cup soft butter
5 large eggs
2 cups sugar½ cup lime juice
Directions
– Preheat oven to 350
– Grease 9x13x2 baking dish
– In a medium bowl sift together 2 cups flour, the powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon baking powder
– Cut in butter until crumbly
– Press crust in to dish
– Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown
– In another medium bowl mix together eggs, sugar, lime juice, ¼ cup flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder
– Pour over hot crustBake 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned
– allow to cool before cutting and serving

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3 Responses to “Key Lime Bars”

  1. Cate 08/25/2008 at 2:34 pm #

    I love graham cracker crust too! I might have to try that…my husband has been asking for lime bars, but I’m not sure where to find key lime juice here in California (of course I’ve never really looked that hard…)

  2. Angie 08/25/2008 at 3:42 pm #

    I actually found the key lime juice in the juice aisle at the grocery store – like the Juicy Juice aisle, not the refrigerated aisle. I had to call my mom from the store to ask where she finds it!

  3. Melissa 08/27/2008 at 7:30 pm #

    These look good, but I am with you on the crust! I have the CI Key Lime Bar recipe in my blog that you might like, they were delicious!http://madebymel.wordpress.com

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