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Cool Lime Squares

Folks always seem to enjoy this variation on the popular lemon bars. Lime juice adds fresh flavor while nuts add some crunch. They're especially refreshing during the warm summer months.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, lime juice, flour, baking powder, lime zest and food coloring if desired; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into triangles.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 110 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • srosica
    Jul 6, 2008

    Thanks for the recipe! Made these for July 4th and they were a huge hit. Is it a joke to cut the "squares" into "triangles"?