Strawberry and Peach Lime Custard Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 20 min. + chilling


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
After I baked, my dad would always find his way to the kitchen and ask if he could try what I made. I enjoyed asking him to taste test different creations, like these bars. He was always ready with a compliment. Other fruits can be arranged over the custard, depending on what's in season. —Carlin Tou, Chandler, Arizona
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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) peach halves in light syrup, drained and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with nonstick foil; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cracker crumbs, flour, butter and 1/2 cup sugar until combined. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in milk and lime juice until blended. Stir in 1 tablespoon lime zest and vanilla paste; pour over cooled crust. Alternately arrange strawberries and peaches in closely spaced rows over filling. Combine cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar; sprinkle over fruit.
  3. Bake until custard looks set, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon lime zest; cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 226 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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