Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Burst of Lime

These lime bars have a delicate crumb crust, and a mouth-watering lime filling. They received a "10" from the food critic !

Lime Bars Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter

4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup lime juice

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine crust ingredients in mixing bowl, stir at low speed until crumbly. Press into the bottom of an un-greased 9X12 baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.

While crust is baking, prepare filling. Combine all filling ingredients, except lime juice. Blend well. Stir in lime juice. Pour mixture over the warm crust.

Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

Combine confectioners sugar and lime juice until mixture is spreading consistency. Blend until smooth. Spread over cooled bars and dust with confectioners sugar.

Note: The original recipe called for lemon juice, I substituted lime. One change I would make when I bake these again, is to leave off the topping and just dust with confectioners sugar.

Adapted from "Pillsbury, Complete Book of Baking" (1993)


Priscilla said...

If a food critic gives a *10* to a recipe, it has to be a keeper!!

OhioMom said...

LOL ! My food critic is DH :)

Lucy said...

Great bakers think alike.... I love that recipe :-)

Hey, the gremlins didn't get me this time !! ;-)

OhioMom said...

Lucy, my son loves these, he probably has eaten half of them :)

Michelle said...

Oh boy lime sounds so good even if we're having a frost warning tonight!

OhioMom said...

Hi Michelle

It was cool here too with rain, but the food critic's son loves these :)

Today I will bake a cake.