Warm, sunny days are the perfect setting to show off your baking skills making delicious, home-made lime pie bars.
These delightful treats might remind you of the store-bought goodies lined up in the refrigerated supermarket aisle, but don’t be fooled, this treat is ten times better.
All the flavor of a traditional lime pie tightly packed in a softly textured bar, worthy of a spot in a fancy restaurant’s dessert menu. Less than ten ingredients and a total cooking time of less than an hour, our lime pie bars are perfect for last-minute diners with friends or family.
An ideal home warming gift, these bars show how much you care, and no one will believe how easy they’re made.
What goes into baking lime pie bars?
To master these cool, comforting pie bars might present a challenge if you don’t bake often. Let’s be honest; an oven is a scary appliance.
The secret for easy, trouble-free baking is staying vigilant. Keeping your eye on what you put in the oven, this is no time to catch up on your favorite TV series, really take care of your baking sheet.
We want a thin, crunchy crust for this one, and the difference between a golden pie crust and a bitter browned one is just minutes.
Don’t worry! You’ll get it right.
- Use fresh lime juice and squeeze the lime in the last minute. Freshness is key.
- The recipe calls for four eggs, but if you source large eggs, then use only three. How to know? You’ll recognize over-sized eggs in a flash. It’s one of those things you just know.
- Home-made whipped cream will add a little more work, but it’s totally worth it. When possible, avoid canned whipped cream. The real thing just tastes better, and you can adjust its sweetness to your palate.
- Whip it, whip it good. Thoroughly mix the ingredients until smooth; a perfect pie should be consistent and silky, take your time to incorporate the eggs, baking powder, and milk.
- Don’t rush it, let your pie bars cool for at least four hours; if you can make them a day before even better. Trust us; you can taste the difference.
- Serve your lime bars with a just-say-summer pitcher of iced tea.
Now you’re ready.
These lime pie bars will steal the show, they’ll be the highlight of the evening, and rest assured, you and your guests will be hooked on the sweet and tart flavors of your new favorite baked treat.
Keep the recipe close to your chest, because everyone will want to know your secret. Some things are best kept for yourself.
Lime Pie Bars
- 1 1/2 cup graham crackers, crumbled
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 14 oz condensed milk
- 5 oz lime juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- whipped cream, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix crackers, butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Prepare a baking dish (9-inch) and press the crust firmly into the bottom.
- Bake for 8 minutes and let cool.
- Mix eggs, baking powder, condensed milk and lime juice in a separate bowl, whisk with mixer. Pour the batter over cooked crust and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and refrigerate for about 4 hours.
- Cut the cake into bite sized bars and serve topped with whipped cream.