Be sure to pour the lemon filling over the crust immediately after you take it out the oven. This will ensure that lemon layer sets.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Line pan with parchment, pressing the paper onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the cornstarch and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (mixture will look dry). Press firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes (crust will still look dry).

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, half-and-half and 3 Tbsp. flour; divide in two bowls. In one bowl add lemon peel and lemon juice; in the other bowl lime peel, lime juice and green food coloring into other half. Pour the lemon filling over hot crust; bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Carefully pour lime filling over lemon filling; bake 10 to 12 minutes more or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • Use paper to lift uncut bars from pan. Cut into bars. Sift over powdered sugar. Top with lemon and lime peel, if desired. Refrigerate to store. Makes 32 bars.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 28 mg potassium; 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 177 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
08/22/2013
So easy to make and absolutely delicious. Everyone loved it and it was gone before I knew it. I put in a little extra juice and a little less sugar to make it super wow. Love that the flavor of the citrus really stands out. A real lime/lemon showcase. Layering the filling makes it super pretty!