Lime Bars – Guest Post

My friend Ren of Big Eats, Small Spaces offered to do a guest post. Here’s what she writes:

I’m a citrus freak. I can’t get my hands on enough lemon, grapefruit, orange, and lime. Fall is upon us, but with a few warm days this week, I couldn’t resist one last taste of summer. More tart than traditional lemon squares, lime squares offer a pleasant alternative to the usual. I plan to serve these with sweet iced tea as a lunchtime dessert.

 

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Lime Squares

Ingredients:

Shortbread Layer
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch of salt

Lime Layer
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (juice of 3-4 limes)
2 teaspoons lime zest
powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease the bottom and sides of a 2L (9x9 or 8x11) glass baking dish, making sure to grease 3/4 of the way up the sides.

For the shortbread, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy, using an electric mixer. Add the flour and salt, and incorporate using a pastry cutter. Do not over-mix, the mixture will be crumbly.

Pour the crumbs into the prepared dish, and press into an even crust. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden. Set aside to cool.

For the lime layer, whisk together the eggs and sugar until yellow. Add the lime juice and zest, then pour over the cooled crust. Return the dish to the oven, and bake another 20 minutes until set.

Cool, and then refrigerate until firm for best cutting. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Ren said she pulled inspiration from a few different sources to come up with this recipe

 

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16 Responses to “Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Bars”

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    oneordinaryday — September 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I guess they would be hard to bite into, but if you made them thinner you wouldn’t have such a beautiful swirl of blueberry in there. They look fabulous.

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    Jade — September 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Those look amazing! Totally on my list!

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    Mimi — September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    These look delicious. I love lemon and blueberries.
    Mimi

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    nutmegnanny — September 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    These look great! Maybe a little thinner would be better but either way they must have tasted fantastic!

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    Ingrid — September 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Yum, I think your idea of a cheesecake ice cream brillant. I agree those swirls are gorgeous!
    ~ingrid

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    stephchows — September 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    mmmmm i’d love to have a batch of those sitting in front of me right now!

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    Melissa — September 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These are too pretty to eat! I love the blueberry/lemon combo.

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    Joelen — September 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    These look outstanding! I love the swirls and the combo of lemon and blueberry is always a winner!

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    Colleen — September 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Looks delicious! Gorgeous photos.

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    SugarCooking — September 19, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Those look great! What a beautiful photo!

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    eliza — September 19, 2009 at 2:09 am

    very nice! look just exactly like the ones in the magazine!

    eliza
    http://fooddiary.blogsome.com

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 21, 2009 at 11:06 am

    These are amazing! I didn’t know they were dairy free… We just found our little nephew is allergic to dairy, I’ll have to make these for him.

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    A & W — September 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Just as gorgeous as they were on the cover of Gourmet. Saw these on tastespotting and knew I recognized them! Yum!

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    A & W — September 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Just as gorgeous as they were on the cover of Gourmet. Saw these on tastespotting and knew I recognized them! Yum!

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    Joudie's Mood Food — August 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    This looks ……… WOW!!!!

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    offmotorway — September 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

    What a great idea! One of the best looking desserts I’ve seen in a long time – irresistable!

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