Gimlet Bars Recipe
Gimlet Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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I love a tangy gimlet when the weather turns steamy—but these bars are just the thing when the craving hits and summer seems too far away. Add more lime zest if you want these a bit tangier. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons gin
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk flour, confectioners' sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, whisk the first seven ingredients and, if desired, food coloring; spread over crust. Bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
For glaze, whisk all ingredients until smooth; spread evenly over cooled bars. Let glaze set before serving. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Gimlet Bars in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2018, p208

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 117 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons gin
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk flour, confectioners' sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, whisk the first seven ingredients and, if desired, food coloring; spread over crust. Bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  3. For glaze, whisk all ingredients until smooth; spread evenly over cooled bars. Let glaze set before serving. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Gimlet Bars in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2018, p208

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