Lime Bars
Based on the classic key lime pie, these lime bars are an easy take on this creamy, tart, delicious pie!
Servings Prep Time
16bars 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
16bars 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 4 hours
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 1/2cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6tbs buttermelted
  • 1/4cup sugar
Filling
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3cup lime juice
  • 3tsps lime zest
  • 1can sweetened condensed milk14 oz.
Topping
  • 1/2cup heavy whipping cream
  • extra lime zest
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl.
  3. Press evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
  4. Bake until dry and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Filling
  1. Put egg yolks and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on high for 3 minutes to thicken. Reduce speed to medium and add condensed milk in a slow stream, mixing constantly. Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add lime juice; mix until just combined.
  2. Spread filling over baked crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before refrigerating for at least 4 hours.
  3. After the tray is chilled, cut into bars. Put cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Garnish bars with whipped cream and a little bit of extra lime zest
Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies, 2005

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