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Super Easy Lime Bars

Super Easy Lime Bars

Super Easy Lime Bars - Using only 5 simple ingredients and a very quick preparation time, these refreshing lime bars are based on easiest and best lemon bar recipe I've ever tried in almost 40 years of baking.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

For the pastry base

  • 1 cup cold butter cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour

For the lime layer

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of two limes very finely chopped
  • juice of 4 to 5 small limes around 2/3 to 3/4 cup juice

Instructions

To make the pastry base

  1. Using a pastry cutter or in a food processor blend together the butter sugar and flour.
  2. Press evenly into the bottom of a greased and parchment paper lined 9×13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees F ( 325 degrees F if you are using glass bake-ware)

For the lime topping

  1. Simply whisk together the sugar flour, eggs, zest and lime juice until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Allow the topping to sit for about 10 minutes before whisking together well again and pouring over the baked shortbread base.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about another 20- 25 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the custard appears to be set. The bottom should just be beginning to brown slightly at the top edges. Cool completely. Sprinkle with icing sugar when cool or try adding a meringue topping.