Lime Bars Recipe!

Lime Bars Recipe! A sweet homemade dessert recipe with fresh limes! Simple Lime Recipes for Summer Parties, Showers, and Barbecues!

This Easy Homemade Lime Bars Recipe is one of my new favorite summer desserts!

I am already a fan of these Easy Homemade Lemon Bars, but I had some extra limes laying around the other day and decided to switch up the recipe and make a batch of lime bars!

They were AMAZING and I’m so glad I tried something new! If you like citrus desserts, or lemon bars,  try these Easy Lime Bars! 

Plus, here are even more Summer Dessert Recipes!

How to make lime bars from scratch?

First, gather all of your ingredients needed for your lime bars. You will start by making the crust and baking it, so go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

Melt the butter and combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt with a fork.
Lime Bars Crust Mixture
If you are using salted butter, skip the 1/4 teaspoon of salt :). 
Lime Bars Crust Pressed into Pan
Press the dough into a 9×13″ pan that has been lined with parchment paper. 

Bake your crust until the edges are slightly brown. You can start with baking the crust for about 20 minutes, but mine took a total of 22 minutes.

You can make the lime bars mixture while the crust bakes, but it only takes about 5 minutes to whip together.
Lime Bars Fresh Lime

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs together before adding the sugar and lime juice. If you want to add 1 teaspoon of lime zest, you can do so now. 
Lime Bars Pouring Mixture into Crust
Once your crust is done baking, pour your lime mixture over the crust and bake for 15 minutes. 

After 15 minutes, take your pan out and carefully cover your lime bars with foil to prevent browning. 

Bake for another 20 minutes or until the center is set. You want the center to be done but not over cooked. You also don’t want to burn the crust. If your lime bars need more time, check every 2 minutes. 

Once the lime bars are done, remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar and lime zest. 


Let bars cool on a cooling rack for 1-2 hours. Cut, serve, enjoy!

Lime Bars on Platter

Lime Bars Recipe

Here’s What You Need:

Ingredients:
2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
2 Cups Unbleached Flour
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs
2 Cups Sugar
5 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Zest and Powdered Sugar to Garnish

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350º.
Line a 9×13 Glass Baking Dish with Parchment Paper.
For the crust: In a large microwaveable bowl, melt butter in 15-30 second increments until melted and combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
Slightly mix with a fork. do not over mix.
Press dough into the prepared pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
While the crust is baking, slightly beat eggs in another mixing bowl.
Whisk in sugar and lime juice until combined.
Pour lime mixture into baked crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and bake for another 20 minutes or until the center is set.
After the lime bars are done, dust with powdered sugar and lime zest and let the bars cool completely on a wire rack.

*Yields 12 to 16 bars depending on size*

Yield: 12-16 Bars

Lime Bars Recipe!

Lime Bars Recipe! Easy Homemade Lime Bars from Scratch a simple Summer Citrus Dessert Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 Sticks of Butter
  • 2 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime Zest and Powdered Sugar to Garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350º.
  2. Line a 9×13 Glass Baking Dish with Parchment Paper.
  3. For the crust: In a large microwaveable bowl, melt butter in 15-30 second increments until melted and combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
  4. Slightly mix with a fork. do not over mix.
  5. Press dough into the prepared pan and bake for 22 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
  6. While the crust is baking, slightly beat eggs in another mixing bowl.
  7. Whisk in sugar and lime juice until combined.
  8. Pour lime mixture into baked crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and bake for another 20 minutes or until the center is set.
  11. After the lime bars are done, dust with powdered sugar and lime zest and let the bars cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. *Yields 12 to 16 bars depending on size*

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Can I make half a recipe of lime bars?

Yes, you can make half a recipe of these lime bars. Just cut all of the ingredients in half and use a square 9″ pan instead of a 9×13″ pan. Keep in mind you might need to adjust your cooking time slightly (I would back the times up 3-5 minutes as a starting point). 
Simple Lime Bars

Can you substitute regular limes for key limes?

Yes! You can substitute regular limes for key limes for this recipe. If you have a recipe that calls for key limes, you can use all limes, or use half lemon juice and half lime juice for the recipe..

What to do with lots of limes?

If I had a lot of limes to use, I would make fresh guacamole salsa, cherry limeades, and these lime bars! You could also make Lime Cheesecake! 

How to store lime bars? 

You can store lime bars for 2-3 days at room temperature in an airtight container, or in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

Lime Bars on Cookie Platter

I hope you love these Lime Bars as much as I do! I I must say I almost like these better then my favorite Lemon Bars which is super surprising!! However, both are amazing and perfect for summer barbecues, bridal showers, and birthday parties!

 

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