"A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I'm asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can't eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that's your preference." — Jeanne807
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grated lime peel, or more to taste
green food coloring, or as desired
1 1/2 cups
grated lime peel
The fact that this is simply a lime variation of a fairly standard lemon bar recipe doesn’t make these bars any less delicious. Some of these recipes, as does this one, call for flour in the filling; some do not. I’ve tried them both ways with equally good results. I wanted these really lime-y, so I upped the lime juice to a half cup and the lime zest to a full tablespoon. In most cases (cake might be another story) I don’t care for artificially green tinted lime desserts and by doing so I was rewarded with its classic, creamy pale yellow color. The shortcrust pastry is tender and buttery, offset by the fresh sweet/tart lime flavor. Not sure how the glaze would hold up on these, I chose to just stick with the traditional dusting of powdered sugar. If you like lemon bars, Key Lime pie or any citrusy dessert for that matter, you’ll find this a dependable recipe for a delightful, light and refreshing dessert.
Made these for a family reunion. Mostly the women liked them, not so much the men. Followed directions with just a couple of changes. While making the middle I used 5 limes so it equaled a little more than 1/3 cup. Also, I had to increase the glaze by an addional 1/2 batch to cover the bars entirely. I thought they were very tasty. I did use green food coloring as suggested, so they were pretty to look at too. I bet they would go good with a Corona - if your the type that's ok eating sweets with your beer.
I gave these 5 stars because this recipe is delish and even though I made a few small changes, the origional recipe would be still be great! I didn't put the glaze on top, just a dusting of powered sugar and they were great. However, there are a few things I would change in the recipe the next time I make these. First, I did use butter instead shortening because I like the flavor in a shortbread crust much more and will do so next time also. Second, I didn't like the ratio of crust to filling, about 50/50. Next time I will double the filling. Third, I increased the amount of zest a little to about 1 tablespoon because that was how much I got from one lime and wanted to use it all. I did only use the 1/3 cup of lime juice as the recipe calls for and overall I thought the lime flavor was great. (Other reviewers suggested to use more since the flavor wasn't strong enough.) I really liked these and will make them again for sure! Thanks
Wow! These are soooooo tasty. My son and I loved, loved, loved them!
Great recipe. Tripled the lime zest and doubled the juice in the bar and doubled the zest and juice in the icing for the extra zip. They were definitely zingy. Everyone loved them and they were completely gobbled up. I used a 9x13 pan for the recipe with no changes except those I've listed (and cooked a little longer).
Very delicious! I actually didn't add any topping, and they were amazing as-is. I do have to say I had a 9x12 and just used as much crust as I thought I should (probably ended up omitting about a cup) and used the whole amount of filling, and the ratio was perfect for me. Thanks for the great recipe :)
We made this with out the sugary topping and they were delicious. Will definitely make again.
Followed the Exact recipe and everyone loved them including my little guy who doesn't like lemon bars.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 52
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