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In Amanda’s Kitchen

Key Lime Bars

Key Lime resonates a summer-y and nostalgic feeling for me; I can remember it being one of my grandma’s favorite pies. Just about ever weekend we’d all pile into my grandparent’s van (all 6 of us) and head out to one of our frequented dinner spots—all I was thinking about was that key lime pie sitting in the refrigerator, waiting for us to get home and slice!
This isn’t my grandma’s pie but it comes pretty close. I love the tang of chilled key lime and this key lime pie bar is great for the summer months!

Crust:
1 1/2 cups of graham crumbs • 1/2 stick of butter
Filling:
2 (14-ounce) cans of sweetened condensed milk
10 egg yolks • 1 cup lime juice • 3 Tablespoons lime zest
*cool whip and lime zest for garnish*

Preheat oven to 325°F
Mix together graham crumbs and melted butter.
Spread and pack into a parchment lined (and sprayed) 9×13-inch pan.
Bake crust for 7 minutes; remove and let cool.
For the filling mix together egg yolks,
sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and lime zest.
Once the crust is cool pour filling over it and place in the oven at 325°F for about
22 to 25 minutes depending on your oven.
Once done, the filling should be jiggly but firm.
I put my Lime Bars in the freezer to chill for about an hour.
This makes it super easy to cut into bars. Enjoy!


Amanda Joyner