I couldn't resist our local market's great special on key limes this week. Now, what to do with them all? Actually there are so many ways to use limes in our cooking that it's not really a problem. We're having homemade tacos this evening so I wanted to try some sort of lime dessert to go with it. I ran across a recipe I had clipped from a magazine years ago but had never tried. Oh come on now, I know all of you have lots of those too, don't you? Anyway, it seemed to fit the bill for tonight's menu. Just took them out of the oven and after sneaking a little pinch off of one, I think I know my family well enough to say they're going to be a favorite from now on.
A KITCHEN TIP FOR TODAY.......Look in your old recipe files because you just might find a real gem. You obviously thought you'd like it when you first clipped it out...... so take one out of storage and give it a try!
Key Lime Bars
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (6 small keylimes or 2 regular limes)
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest (optional)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 drops green food coloring
For the Bottom:
Mix together flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter until crumbly and the mixture clings together slightly. Spread the dough in a 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. While the crust is baking prepare the topping layer.
For the Topping:
In a mixing bow, slightly beat the eggs. Add the lime juce, zest, sugar, flour and food coloring. Mix well and pour the mixture over the hot baked crust. Bake for 25 minutes more at 325 deggrees. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into 9 squares.
Note: This recipe can be doubled and made in a 9x13 baking dish.
I have a feeling the guys will be saying I should have used the bigger dish! :)
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