Lime Squares

Lime Squares

These lime squares are a twist on the classic lemon squares.  My oldest son thought they were so good and wondered why I had not thought of this before.  I have just always made them with lemon.  Either way they are the best;  I use my mother-in-law’s recipe and I’ve never had a better lemon or lime square.  These are perfect for potlucks, school bake sales, and barbecues, they hold up pretty well to travel.  I can’t stop eating them and so now I must go hop on the treadmill, yeah right, who am I kidding!

Lime Squares

for crust:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter

for filling:

2 cups sugar

4 tablespoons flour

4 eggs

6 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon)

1 teaspoon lime zest (or lemon), optional

1/4 cup powdered sugar & lime slices for garnish

Cooking Directions:

for crust:

Mix flour and powdered sugar together and cut in butter with forks  until butter is in about peasize pieces.  Pat into 9″x13″ baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

for filling:

Mix sugar and flour together, add eggs, lime juice and zest and beat together until well mixed.  Pour over crust and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cool completely and cut into squares. Garnish with lime slices if desired.

* My mother-in-law’s recipe says it freezes well; however, mine have never made it into the freezer.  We seem to devour them immediately!



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