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Lime Slice

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 squares 1x
  • Category: Desserts, Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy and super flavorful Lime Slice! Made with a rich, buttery lime shortbread, the creamiest tangy-sweet lime filling, and topped off with powdered sugar. 


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Ingredients

FOR THE LIIME SHORTBREAD CRUST

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one lime
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, very cold

FOR THE FILLING

  • zest of one large lime
  • juice of one large lime
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs

FOR THE DECORATION

  • powdered sugar

Instructions

FOR THE LIME SHORTBREAD CRUST

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Place two overlapping strips going in either direction with some parchment hanging over both sides of the pan will make the bars easier to remove from the pan once cooked.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the sugars, flour, salt, vanilla and lime zest. Add the butter and pulse until dough just comes together and resembles wet, coarse breadcrumbs. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to press the mixture into the base of the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees.

FOR THE FILLING

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, lime juice and lime zest. Whisk together until combined and smooth. Pour the filling over the base and bake for 20-30 minutes or until just set.
  2. Allow to cool at room temperature then place it in the fridge for  2 hours or until firm. Dust with plenty of powdered sugar and cut into squares or slices. Store in the fridge. 

Keywords: lime, limes, citrus, shortbread, bars, squares, slice