If you’re a fan of all things citrus, you’re going to love these tart little lime squares. Just 5 ingredients give you a bright and cheery dessert that goes great washed down with hot tea or ice cold milk.
I could pretty much commit to only eating desserts that incorporate citrus. I crave that light, refreshing, tongue twisting flavor. These lime bars aren’t overly zingy, but they have just enough pizazz to make them memorable. If you need to cut down, a small dollop of fresh whipped cream always does the trick.
Make a batch for Mom on Mother’s Day or serve them in the winter when you need a cheery pick-me-up. They’re good any time you can find fresh limes at the market.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 12 tbsp cold butter, cut in small chunks
Ingredients, Lime filling
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tbsp lime zest
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- For the crust, add the sugar, flour and butter to a large bowl. Use pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour. Dough will be dry. (Alternatively, run these three ingredients through a food processor.)
- Press crust mixture firmly into the pan. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until dough is lightly browned.
- For the filling, add the flour, sugar, eggs, lime juice and lime zest in a bowl and whisk well. Let mixture sit for about 15 minutes while crust finishes baking.
- When crust is finished, whisk lime mixture briefly again (sugar may have settled). Pour mixture on top of crust. Return to oven for about 20-24 minutes. Keep a close eye on the oven so you can remove before the tops brown.
- Tops should be set when you remove from oven. Let cool before serving.