Monday, July 2, 2012

Key Lime Bars

We live in FL currently and the state pie is Key Lime Pie. Yum. I haven't made a Key Lime Pie yet but when I saw this recipe I knew I would have to make them. And make them I did. And ENJOY them I did. I forgot to sprinkle the powdered sugar on top and I didn't miss it.

Why no, I'm not a professional photographer. Why do you ask? ;)


Key Lime Bars:

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 30 vanilla wafers, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • KEY LIME LAYER:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, wafers, confectioners' sugar and pecans; cover and process until nuts are fine. Add butter; cover and pulse until crumbly.
  • Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla until blended; spread over crust to edges of pan. In another small bowl, combine sugar and flour; whisk in eggs and lime juice. Gently pour over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled. Cut into bars. Just before serving, sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts1 bar equals 153 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
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