Sunday, April 17, 2011

Key Lime Bars

I found this recipe on Your Home Based Mom's website. I love key lime pie and lemon bars so when I saw a recipe for a Key Lime Bar...well it makes my mouth water just looking at the pictures. So good! I made them last week and I may just have to make them again this week!

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 T. flour
5 T. fresh key lime juice
1/2 tsp. baking powder

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 T. butter, softened
2-3 T. fresh key lime juice
Freshly grated key lime peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the crust ingredients except for the pecans into a bowl. Beat at low speed until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add in the pecans. Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. You don’t want to over cook it.

Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients into a bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking for 18-20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.

Combine all the frosting ingredients except lime peel in a bowl. Spread over cooled bars. Garnish with grated lime peel.

Adapted from Land O’Lakes Best of Baking

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