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What's Cooking? Easy Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars DessertEasy lime bars have a custardy topping. These desert bars are perfect for a tropical touch of summer at any time of the year.


Bottom Layer:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

Top Layer:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (approximately 1 large lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest (optional)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 5 drops green food coloring


For the Bottom:

Mix together flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter or margarine until crumbly and the mixture clings together. Spread the dough in and 8x8-inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. While the crust is baking prepare the topping layer.

For the Topping:
In a mixing bowl, slightly beat the eggs. Add the lime juice, zest, sugar, flour, and food coloring. Mix well and pour the mixture over the hot baked crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into small squares.

Yield: 8 to 12 servings

Note: Recipe can be doubled and made in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes      Cook Time: 50 minutes

Thanks to Kathy Blackford for this tasty recipe!

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