Key Lime Dessert Bars

Full of zing and zest, these Key Lime Bars are a sweet and tangy bite.

Lemons and limes are among my favorite citrus and readily available year round.  Key lime is a bit tangy than regular limes, in my opinion, so I like to use them for these dessert bars.

To make these you will need:

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter soften
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup regular sugar
  • key lime zest, I generally zest the limes I use
  • 3 Tablespoons of key lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, I use Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • powder sugar for sprinkling on top

Heat the oven to 350 degrees

Mix the flour, butter, and powdered sugar.  Using a 8x8x2, press into ungreased pan, build up edges a bit.  Then bake just the crust for 20 mins.

Meanwhile,  mix regular sugar, key lime juice and zest, baking powder, and eggs with a mixer on high for about 3 mins, I have also mixed by hand and it comes out fine, plus I get a workout, till it is light and fluffy, them pour this mixture over the hot crust.

Bake for 25 to 30 mins.  There should be no wiggly in the middle, once done, remove and it must cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cut into bite size squares or bars.

I generally refrigerate overnight, it makes cutting easier and I think they taste best cold.  I also cut off all edges as I am cutting and removing from pan.  The edges have too much crust, so I don’t use them.  Hope you like them.

I use basically the same recipe for Lemon Bars and I use Meyer Lemons because I love the way they taste.  So if you aren’t a fan of Lime, try Lemon.




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2 Responses to Key Lime Dessert Bars

  1. These look delish! My wife is a huge Key Lime fan, and I think these would be a great Valentines surprise. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Chris,
    Looks so nice recipe. I will try this out.
    Thanks for the recipe

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