Lime Bars

These creamy, zesty lime bars are just the thing to top off any Memorial Day meal. For the neatest presentation, use a metal spatula or a baker's scraper to remove the bars from the pan.

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Serving size: 16
Calories per serving: 282

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch kosher salt
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh limes juice (or bottled key lime juice)
2 teaspoons grated limes zest
confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13-inch cake pan with nonstick spray.

To make the crust, combine the butter and confectioners' sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt, and mix another minute until well combined. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan, and pat out to an even thickness over the bottom of the pan. Bake the crust for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from the oven, and cook on a baking rack.

To make the topping, whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, and whisk until just combined, then whisk in the lime juice and zest. Pour the lime topping over the cooled crust, then bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the filling is set.

Allow the bars to cool completely. Generously dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into squares.


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