Key Lime Pie Bars

Bars, squares, whatever you want to call them…I made them yesterday.  My friend gave me a bag of key limes from her tree the other day so really, I had no choice.  It’s her fault.

After juicing approximately 30 key limes by hand carpal tunnel set in and I couldn’t take photos but here’s the recipe for you anyway!

Key Lime Bars
Martha Stewart Living

1 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice
1 cup sweetened condensed milk, (14 ounces)
2 Key limes, thinly sliced into half-moons

Make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl. Press evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Bake until dry and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.(Leave oven on.)

Make filling: Put egg yolks and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on high speed until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing constantly. Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add lime juice; mix until just combined.

Spread filling evenly over crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight).

Cut into 2-by-2-inch bars. Garnish bars with whipped cream and a slice of lime.

I’ve never made anything like this before.  The overall process was pretty easy and they were yummy, it just takes a while from start to finish with all of the baking, cooling, baking, cooling, refrigeration steps involved.  I know it sounds silly but when you have a 7 month old who gets stuck in his jungle every five minutes because he can’t figure out that he needs to roll over the OTHER way, things tend to take a little bit longer. 

 

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Comments

  1. YOU JUST CRACK ME UP DANIELLE!!! YOU ARE A GOOD MOM AND A GOOD BAKER/COOK BUT THEY DON’T ALWAYS WORK WELL TOGETHER!!!!!

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