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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tart, Buttery, Tangy And Sweet Lime Bars

Lime bars or lemon bars for that matter are one of my favorite desserts. (if they are made right) Buttery, flaky, tart and sweet. Need I say more?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

For the crust mix together:

1/2 cup butter, slightly softened

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup flour

Dough will be crumbly, not sticky. Press into a 9 inch square pan and into the oven for 15 min.

For the filling beat together:

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Grated rind of 1 lime

2 eggs

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Pour over warm crust and back into the oven for 20-25 minutes. Until slightly golden on top.

As a sweet and creamy counterpart to all this zesty and tart goodness, I choose BUTTERCREAM! Lime/Vanilla Buttercream to be exact!


1 stick butter, softened

Add the powdered sugar to the butter 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

4 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Zest of one lime

Juice of 1-2 limes depending on spreading consistency.

Spread over cooled lime bars, cut into squares and eat em up!

Original lemon bar recipe from Janice Hughes, adapted by Kar

Lime/vanilla buttercream recipe by Kar

images by Kar

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