• 34 Ratings

Lemon and lime join together to create this creamy bar cookie recipe. Take a pan to your next potluck or tailgate party.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Lemon-Lime Bars

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Directions

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  • Prepare Candied Citrus Slices or Strips, (see recipe), if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil; set aside.

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  • For crust, in large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Beat in 2 cups of the flour until crumbly. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel. Evenly press on bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in medium bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, remaining 1/2 cup flour, lemon juice, baking powder, and nutmeg. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in remaining lemon peel and the lime peel. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes more or until edges are browned and center appears set. Remove to rack; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours.

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  • To serve, sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar. Lift from pan using foil; cut into bars. Add Candied Citrus Slices or Strips, if desired. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days. Makes 16 to 20 bars.

Nutrition Facts (Lemon-Lime Bars)

307 calories; 10 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 96 mg sodium. 52 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 36 g sugar; 4 g protein; 340 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 30 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Candied Citrus Slices

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Directions

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  • In large skillet combine water and sugar; bring to boiling. Add lemons or key limes, thinly sliced. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until just softened. Transfer to rack; cool.

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Candied Citrus Strips:

Cut strips of peel from 2 lemons or 2 limes. With spoon scrape away white pith. Cut into thin strips and cook in sugar mixture as above.

Reviews

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5