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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lime Bars

Our lime tree has been out of control. I am giving them away left and right and every morning I STILL wake up with 5 or 6 on the ground. So I am always looking for something to make with the limes. These were really tasty!

CRUST
1 c flour
¼ c confectioners sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp grated Lime zest
½ c cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

FILLING
3 tbsp flour
½ c fresh Lime juice
1 TBS grated Lime zest
3 eggs
1 c sugar
Pinch of salt
Line an 8" baking pan with aluminum foil, and allow about an inch or so of foil hanging over the rim. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 350°F.
To make crust, sift flour, confectioner’s sugar, and salt in a bowl and transfer to food processor. Add Lime zest, pulse to blend. Add butter a few pieces at a time until crumbly. Transfer to pan and press evenly to bottom and sides to form crust. Bake 25 minutes to golden brown.

In alarge measuring cup or pitcher, whisk flour and Lime juice. Add eggs, granulated sugar, Lime zest and salt and whisk to smooth. Pour filling into crust. Close oven and reduce to 325°F. Bake until springy, about 30 minutes.

After completely cooled, use foil as handles and lift from pan to cutting board. Dust with confectioners sugar using strips of wax paper to line for pattern before dusting. Cut into thin bars.