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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11 Responses to “Spice Apple Bars”

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    Amanda — January 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I wish I could run home & bake these right now! They look so delicious & how could you go wrong with apples & cinnamon? I can’t wait to try these soon.

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    Katie — January 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    They look so good! I LOOOVE the cute apple backround too! 🙂 🙂

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    Joelen — January 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    These look great!

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    bensbaby116 — January 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I made these from Katie’s blog in the fall and took them to a school function. One of my student’s dads ate several of them. A few weeks later I made chocolate chip cookies because they’re usually a hit with everyone there, and the same dad was like “awww. where are those apple bars? I was hoping for those again.” 🙂 They are truly wonderful!

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    Jen — January 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I agree! These are amazing. I send baked goods with hubby about once a week and these got so many more comments than usual. I’m actually making them again this weekend.

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    Megan — January 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

    I saw that recipe last year, and I wish I had made them. They look so good.

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    Julie — January 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Free manual labor in exchange for apple bars? Sounds like a deal to me. I’ll have to offer that up next time I have to call a plumber 🙂

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    Stephanie Wagner — February 17, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Scott made these tonight and they were AMAZING! Seriously, AMAZING!

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    Amanda — February 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I made these this weekend….they were fantastic! At 10 last night Sam had to ask me “are you still eating that apple cake?” Yes. I was. I saved one more piece for after work today!

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    creativecarryout — February 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Oh, my dad would love these. I have an apple bread recipe that he always requests. I’ll bookmark this one to try too. Thanks.
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

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    Carly — April 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I made these yesterday and think they are fabulous! So gooey, but so much better the next day! Thankyou for sharing! =)

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