I love lemon bars. They’re always so yummy, so easy to make and a nice addition to any picnic. But the other day when I wanted them for an outdoor concert, I discovered I was low on lemons.
I did have a ton of limes, though. So I started thinking what if I made lime bars instead? But I really wanted the lemon. Then I remembered what a huge fan I am of lemon/lime soda and a new bar was born. They were just as light and delicious as lemon bars, but with a different tang thanks to the limes. So the next time you’re low on lemons, but in the mood for this great summer dessert, just add a little lime juice. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Makes 15 bars
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and sugar together until they’re a pale yellow. In a separate bowl combine the flour and salt. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour/salt to the butter/sugar until just mixed together.
Press the dough into a 9×13 pan and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Cook the crust for 15-20 minutes or until it’s light brown in color. Let crust cool, but leave the oven on.
For the Filling
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp lime zest
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of lime juice.
- 1 cup of flour
Whisk all the ingredients together. Pour over the cooled crust and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar, cut into squares and serve.