Monday, March 28, 2011

Key Lime Bars

1 white cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 egg yolk
4 eggs
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Reserve 1 tablespoon cake mix.

Pour remaining cake mix, melted butter and egg yolk into a large bowl. Blend for 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer until well mixed and crumbly. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

While crust bakes, whisk together 4 eggs, condensed milk, lime juice and reserved tablespoon of cake mix until smooth.

Stir in lime zest. Spread the lime mixture over the warm crust. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes or until topping is set.

Cool completely and refrigerate until cold before serving. Top with whipped cream and zest, if desired.

Comments from the cook: I found this recipe on this cool site (along with dozens of other recipes I'd like to try!) and knew I needed to give it a whirl. My mom and I made them while we were in Utah, and they were very tasty.

I used the juice from 5 limes, and it still wasn't enough to fill 2/3 cup, so I used lemon juice for the remainder. Also, the zester we had made pretty large pieces...and the bars needed whipped cream on top so they wouldn't look like quiche bars! :)

These were excellent. Try them out!

Originally found here on this site.
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