Lime Squares

Lime Squares 1 - My Daughter and I

When we moved onto our property 15 years ago we had 4 acres of lime trees. What do you even do with that many limes? We have since removed most of them, but we still have an abundance of limes readily available to us. We use limes almost everyday: limeade, margaritas, squeezed into beer and smoothies, juiced for marinade, the list goes on and on.

Well, the other day our neighbor mentioned that she was going to make lime squares. What?!? What an amazing idea- why didn’t I think of that? I love my lemon square recipe, so I just replaced the lemon juice and zest with the lime juice and zest and voila! Lime squares. The crust is so rich and buttery and the perfect compliment to the tangy lime filling.

Lime Squares 2 - My Daughter and I

Lime squares
Ingredients for crust:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t salt

Ingredients for filling:
2 cups sugar
4 T flour
6 T fresh lime juice
Zest from 2 limes, about 1 T
4 eggs, beaten

To make crust, mix 4 ingredients together and press into a greased 8 x 8″ pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350* or until golden brown. If you like your crust thinner, you can use a larger pan but adjust the cook time.

To make the lime filling, mix the 5 ingredients together and pour over the hot crust. Bake for about 30 minutes more. If you notice the top getting too brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until set. Cool and cut into squares. I like to sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar just before serving.

Cindy

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