Monday, February 20, 2012

Key Lime Bars

       Before I decided to make this, I was thinking back and forth of what to make between Lemon bars and Key lime pie.  Well, I had Meyer lemons sit on the counter side-by-side with key limes…hmm…but I didn’t want a pie, and Meyer lemons don’t have a strong lemons taste like the regular one has. That’s right… Key limes bars!    Since I am neither a girl who likes to bake nor a sweet kind of girl, I found this recipe (adapted from Real Simple) happen to be easy for me to give it a try…for my sweet tooth hubby!  And the result?  He loved them!  

For crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsalted butter chilled and cut into small pieces
¼ cup sugar
A pinch of salt

For the filling
¼ key limes juice
2 tbsp key limes zest
3 eggs
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

How to:

1. Preheat the oven to 350’F

2. in an 8-inch, line the pan with aluminum foil over and left an overhangs all sides so it can be lifted out easily when cooked, and spray the aluminum foil with the cooking spray

3. Make the crust by combining flour, sugar, salt, and butter into the food processor and give it a several pluses until it forms into crumbs

4.  Press the flour mixture into the pan and press it firmly into the bottom and bake to a pale golden for 25 minutes

5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, key limes juice and zest, baking powder, flour, and salt

6. When the crust is baked, pour the filling into the hot crust and bake for another 20 minutes until it turn to light golden and firm in the middle. 

7.  Allow it to cool down completely for about 1 or 2 hours, sprinkle with powdered sugar before cut into bars and serve


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