Thursday, September 10, 2009

Luscious Lime Bars

If you give me a choice of dessert I will always pick the one that contains lemon or lime. I love everything lemony, I love their scent, I love their color but above all, I love the sour bite to it. I strongly believe that by adding citrus juice it makes everything taste even better.

These luscious lime bars are the alternative to the traditional lemon bars and best of all you can cut it into small bite size squares and picked up and eat it with your fingers.

Ingredients for the base:

1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp melted butter

Ingredients for topping:

3 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup condensed milk
2/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp of lime zest

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Line and lightly greased a 8" x 8" square baking pan with parchment paper, overhang on both side (for easy removing your bars later).
2. In a mixing bowl, combined all the base ingredients together. Press it evenly to the base of the baking pan. Bake it for 10 minutes, remove from oven and let it cool.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and condensed milk until well combined. Add in lime zest, lime juice and mix well. Lastly add in heavy cream and mix well.
4. Pour the topping over the baked base and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set. Cool complete before cutting into it.

30 comments:

Sonia said...

This dessert look really refresing with lime, very similar to non bake cheese cake..

chriesi said...

Mmm how refreshing!

Kiersten said...

Hehe you can shake hands with this someone I know because he loves his lime/lemon too! He won't have a Corona unless there's a slice of lime in it. As with his other beers, he has to have some lime/lemon juice squeezed into them. :)

Dawn said...

and you know you cut these perfectly! I need better knives. LOL Your post reminded me I need better knives. Bad I know. But they really do look gorgeous.

Food For Tots said...

From the first glance, I thought they are chilled cheesecake. They look so delicious and refreshing! I can't wait to try it out.

Food For Tots said...

From the first glance, I thought they are chilled cheesecake. They look so delicious and refreshing! I can't wait to try it out.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks so pretty! Placing a thin slice of lime really made a difference.

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks beautiful, delicious and luscious.

Angie's Recipes

Valerina said...

Your bars look fabulous! I love anything tart too. :)

Jun said...

love it..the look..n of course d taste..i pon giler lemon n lime...

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your lime bars look refreshing pretty!! it's perfectly cut!!

Little Inbox said...

Well decorated! I like the scent from citrus family too. :)

Elin said...

I want a piece...mmmm lime is so refreshing in anything...yum yum! :) salivating lo...

petite nyonya said...

These bars are so pretty with the lime on top. I like anything with condensed milk and to top with lime..even better... sweet & sour.

shereen said...

Aiyoh,very sayang I'm not your neighbour!!!Sure lip-smacking good,huh?

~~louise~~ said...

I bought a bunch of lemons the other day because I read it was healthy to drink water with a good healthy dose of lemon juice. I did it, I like it and then I went for my Eagle Brand cookbook and made Lemon Bars!! Mine didn't look as pretty as yours but they sure made me pucker!

Thanks for sharing...

oneshotbeyond said...

I likey!

mycookinghut said...

Gertrude,
Same here - I like everything lemony too (Hi5)!

pigpigscorner said...

Me too! Love the tanginess of lemon/lime. These look great!

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, this dessert very similar to cheesecake but without the cheese.

Chriesi, yes it is.

Kiersten, M like citrus too :) I will make this when you guys visit me.

Dawn, thank you and yes you need a good knives for the kitchen.

Food for tots, yes it does and hope you like this.

LCOM, thank you.

Angie, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Valerina, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Jun, sedap kan bau lemon :)

Lesley, thank you.

Little Inbox, mmmm look like everyone like citrus :)

Elin, let's trade your soy bean jelly with my lime bars :)

Petite nyonya, you should try this out it taste really good.

Shereen, ha ha.. wait till I go back home I make some for you and your 3 princess ok.

Louise, thanks for stopping by. I like a slice of lemon in my water too.

Onehotbeyond, thanks

Leemei, welcome back. How was your holiday. Hi5 to you too :)

Pigpig, thank you.

Zue Murphy said...

Very cute with that lime wedges at the top. Is it a crystalized or candied lime wedges? Oh by the way, I think it is time to bring all the delicate plants inside. The weather has been dropping to 50 degree F at night. My kaffir lime tree is already inside the house since last night.

wahdi said...

Hello there, am 1st time here and simply luv ur blog and recipes! I'm Malaysian and now live in Paris. Anyway thanks for sharing!

Sippity Sup said...

very nicely done, the texture seems perfect and I know I love lime. GREG

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, it's just lime wedges. Yea I will bring all the plants in soon.

Wahdi, thanks for stopping by.

Sippity sup, thanks for stopping by and I love your blog.

Saji said...

Really love all the recipes that you've posted here, just checking - what can I use as a substitute for graham cracker crumbs?

ICook4Fun said...

Saji, you can always replace it with any type of light cookie crumbs. Digestive cookies will be good.

Christelle said...

Ohhhh, your slices are so impressive!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you.

Ани said...

Hi, I love your blog. I like so many of your recipies and I find your lemon bars simply adorable :)) I also make lemon bars. The recipe is by David Lebovitz. You can see them here: http://vkusnoteka.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-post_09.html