Saturday, May 21, 2011

What's tangy and sweet with a tender buttery crust?

I have to say, although the Fat Witch Co. specializes in brownies, their lemon bar recipe is out of this world. It produces a tangy, delicious, and sweet-but-not-too-sweet lemon bar. Er, actually I didn't have any lemon juice on hand so I substituted lime juice, so I actually made lime bars. Also, I may have used a wee bit too much lime juice. They were a tad on the tangy side, but I loved them. My friends especially went crazy for the crust. Yes, the shortbread crust was great! Soft, slightly buttery, and tender, yet strong enough to hold the filling and not crumble apart when eaten. I know what you're thinking. How can that be? A brownie company with a recipe book containing lemon bars...that have a tasty shortbread crust? Well it's all true. 

I know the picture doesn't look too appetizing, but they actually look a lot better in real life. I just have no photography skills....But don't let the unappealing photo stop you from trying these bars!

 Lime Bars
Adapted from The Fat Witch
For crust:
1 cup unbleached flour
½ cup confectioners sugar
½ tsp salt
1 stick butter, slightly cold
For Filling:
3 large egg
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup lime juice
3 Tbs unbleached flour
pinch salt

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease a 9x9 pan
2. Sift together flour, confectioners sugar, and salt. Use a fork or your fingers to mix in the butter.
3. Pat the mixture in to the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes or until golden
4. Beat the eggs until frothy. Slowly add the granulated sugar. Beat in the lime juice.
5. Sift the flour and salt in to the filling mixture. Pour in to the baked crust and bake for an additional 15 minutes
6. Cool for 1 hour. Cut before serving


  1. The Teenage TasteMay 22, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Mmmm...those lime bars look so good! I like lime SO much better than lemon!

  2. I LOVE lime! Lime is a bit more sour and exotic then lemons are. I love anything lemon/lime so I will definitely make these!

  3. I love lemon, but I really want those bars. They look amazing!

  4. Mmm these sound great! They look great, too. :)

  5. Mmmm.I love lemon anything so these sound amazing!


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