Department of Food and Nutrition Services,
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Creation Date: May 2004
Last Revision Date: May 2004
Key Lime Bars
From the recipe collection of Nancy
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup dextrose
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
2 cups dextrose
1/3 cup fresh or bottled Key lime or Persian lime juice, strained
Preheat oven to 3500 F. In a bowl combine flour and dextrose. Cut in butter. Press mixture into a 9” x 13” baking pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile, beat eggs at high speed with electric mixer until light and pale yellow. With mixer running, gradually add dextrose and salt. Add Key lime juice, continuing to beat at high speed. Pour over hot crust and return to oven for 20 – 25 minutes longer or until golden brown.
Remove from oven. Cool slightly and sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar. Cool. Cut into squares.
Makes 4 dozen bars.
Hint: May replace key lime juice with lemon juice.