Lime Pecan Bars

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 455
Yield: 12 bars
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Crust :
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Topping :
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons finely grated lime rinds (optional)
12 pecans halves, toasted (optional)


For Crust:
Preheat oven to 325°. Butter a nonreactive 8-inch square baking pan. In the bowl of a food processor or by hand, finely chop pecans. Add melted butter, flour, and brown sugar, and process or blend with your fingers to form a crumbly mixture. Press the crust into prepared pan, and bake 25–30 minutes until golden brown.

For Topping:
Whisk together the eggs and sugar. Stir in lime juice, flour, and lime peel, if using, and mix well until smooth. When crust is baked, pour the lime custard into it, and return the pan to the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the topping is firm to the touch. Cool in the pan for about 1 hour. Cut into 12 pieces, and gently press a pecan half into the center of each piece, if desired. Remove the bars with a spatula to a serving plate or storage container.

Note: Wash and finely grate the peels of 3 or 4 limes before juicing them. If the limes are hard, soften them before peeling by rolling them on a counter with the heel of your hand, tossing them in a game of catch with your children, or throwing them on the floor. No kidding! They’ll yield more juice.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 455
Calories from Fat: 159

This Lime Pecan Bars recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame Guilty Pleasures Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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