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Lime Bars

Look what I baked yesterday. Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest/peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
(Wouldn't it make sense to use lightly salted butter instead of adding salt to unsalted? That's what I'll do next time around.)

Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Generously butter 13x9 pan, combine crust ingredients to blend together in food processor until moist clumps form. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

Filling:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 drops blue food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Whisk sugar, eggs, lime juice, baking powder and remaining flour in large bowl until well blended. Pour over hot crust. Bake until topping is set and slightly golden, about 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares. Garnish as you wish. I sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar on these, then topped each with a candy corn pumpkin.

Comments

those look amazing! way to go.
Lonna said…
mmmmm those do look so yummy. And look how festive you have made them, I am sure that they were a big hit.
Robin said…
Mouth-watering! (Minus the pumpkins--even though they are festive.)
Cassie said…
those sound so good! I think you should post the recipe. By the way-my cousin has been serving in Austin, have you had an Elder Brooks in your ward recently?
Kelly said…
No, Cassie. We have sisters in our ward. I'll ask them about him though! Robin, I'm with you. I add the pumpkins for the whimsy of the season. They certainly are cute to look at and can easily be tossed!
Lisa said…
Those look so tasty! And very festive! Nice job!
Callisto said…
Oh man. Oh man. I miss real desserts.
jennie w. said…
Where is mine? Diet, huh? Why do these not look like diet food?
Maryanne said…
Julie told me she made some yummy lime bars the other day - they must have been these! They look very festive!
Julie said…
Yuummmmmm.....those look really good!

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