6 Surprising Dessert Recipes, #1
I can totally understand why these key lime pie bars are all the rage right now. These bars make my mouth water in anticipation! Take a look at what my friend Erin from the Making Memories With Your Kids food blog had to say about this magnificent recipe:
Are you a Key Lime Pie person? I’m sorry to say, I’m not. I know, don’t judge me. I always believed that a dessert should be pure. You know, chocolate or peanut butter or caramel – dessert things. Fruit? Nope. Not a dessert ingredient in my book. That being said, though, I have family members who are huge Key Lime Pie fans. So for our family trip to the beach this summer I had to make a dessert for those weirdos family members. I aim to please, for pete’s sake.
I am definitely a key lime pie person! These bars are exceptional.
12 large Keebler graham cracker rectangles
2 tablespoons ground pecans
1/3 cup Domino granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon McCormick cinnamon powder
1 stick (1/2 cup) Kerrygold unsalted butter, melted
3 egg yolks, room temperature
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
4 teaspoons lime zest (about 3 limes)
1/2 cup key lime juice (regular limes are fine too)
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Spray an 8×8 square baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, ground pecans, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Make sure all the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, leave oven on.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the yolks for 2 minutes. Add the condensed milk and continue to whisk for another 2 minutes. Stop the mixer, scrape down the sides, add the lime zest. With the mixer on low, drizzle in the lime juice, let mixer run for 2 minutes once added. Pie mixture will be slightly thicker when done. Pour the filling into crust and bake for 15 minutes.
Cool completely on rack. Filling will set as it cools. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice and serve chilled.
Recipe and image courtesy of Making Memories With Your Kids.
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Quick tip: Try these key lime pie bars frozen for a cool summer treat!