Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lime Bars

Since Key Lime Pie is Anthony's favorite dessert, these were made in part by me and faye to seduce/bribe him into giving us both a day off to go to SeaWorld.  Except everyone thought I was trying to bribe my way into a server promotion.  Super easy recipe, definitely do-able with my lack of any type of tart or springform pan.
Won us a day at SeaWorld. SHAM SLAM! (now to be adopted/initiated into the entourage)


Lime Bars   
For the crust:

1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
zest of one lime
For the filling:

2 large egg yolks

1-14 oz. can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
1. Heat the oven to 350F, then grease an 8″ square pan, line it with parchment paper that hangs over the edge of the pan by a few inches (so you can remove the bars from the pan more easily). 
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and zest.  Press into the prepared pan, pressing the crust mixture one inch up the side of the pan.  3. Bake for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool completely.
4. Once the crust is cooled combine the egg yolks and condensed milk until well mixed.  Stir in the lime juice and combine.  It will begin to thicken slightly.
3. Pour the filling into the crust, making sure the filling reaches the edges.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.
4. Cool to room temperature, then chill for at least one hour, overnight is better.  Pull the bars out of the pan using the parchment paper and transfer to a cutting board.  Cut into 16 squares with a serrated knife.  To make cutting cleaner wipe the knife with a damp cloth between cuts.

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