Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Coconut Lime Bars

 
 Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
 
On Sunday, my sister and I had our Mom over for dinner for Mother's Day.  For dessert, I made these delicious lime bars.  My Mom & I thought they were delicious.  My sister isn't a huge key lime fan, so her favorite part was the crust.
 
{ Original recipe from Martha Stewart Living.  Find it here. }
 
Ingredients:
Crust:
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more, softened, for pan
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
- Rounded 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
 
Filling:
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice or regular lime juice
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, for dusting
 
 
Directions:
 
1.  Crust: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom and 2 sides of pan with parchment, leaving a 1-inch overhang; lightly butter the parchment.
 
2.  Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt in a medium size bowl and stir until combined. Add butter; use a pastry blender until largest pieces are the size of peas. Add coconut and white chocolate, and combine, just until mixture holds together. Transfer mixture to pan, and pack down firmly with the bottom of a measuring cup. Bake until crust is deep golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and reduce heat to 300 degrees.
 
3.  Filling: Whisk together eggs and granulated sugar in a bowl, then whisk in flour. Gently stir in lime juice (do not whisk or stir vigorously or batter will become foamy).
 
4.  Pour filling over hot crust, and bake until filling is set, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
 
5.  Run the tip of a knife along the 2 sides of the pan not lined with parchment, then remove from pan by lifting with parchment overhang. Transfer to a cutting board, dust with confectioners' sugar, and cut into 1-inch squares.






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6 comments:

The Tumbleweed Contessa said...

Thanks for the party. Those lime bars sound good. I am going to pin for later. I would love for you to come share at my weekly party. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-15/

Brandi said...

Glad you and your sister enjoyed dinner with your mom. Your bars look amazing. I love the addition of coconut and white chocolate in the crust.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love lemon bars so i have no doubt that i wouldn't love these. gotta make them for sure

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Mmmm... Cocount Lime just in time for summer! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

A Dance With Grace said...

This looks amazing. I made a salad with lime the other day, posted it on my blog last night and then saw this today. I'll try to "link" up. I don't even remember how to do it now that I'm back to blogging!

Rustique Gal said...

OMG, these look wonderful. I've been depriving myself of sweets lately, but these may just tempt me. Lime and Coconut are my favorites!
I always enjoy visiting you here...
Hugs,
Sherry

 

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