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Monday, March 12, 2012

Lime Bars - Martha Mondays


It was Megan's turn author of Megan's Cookin' and she chose Lime Bars for us to make this week for Martha Mondays. This was great! She chose lime bars from the St. Patrick's Day recipes, and I know it was supposed to be green and all, but....I still have some lemons left on my tree and I was looking for a lemon bar recipe so I thought I would make a slight change...
After all key lime pie doesn't turn out green...unless you add green color to it. I just used lemons instead of limes (I do love key limes so I'll try it that way later) I added a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla extract that is all the changes I've made...not so bad for me!

Lime Squares with Pistachio - Graham Cracker Crust - Martha Stewart Living


I found this vintage juicer at a tag sale, I have a fancy electric juicer, but for small jobs this works best.




I also had this box of graham cracker crumbs already in my cupboard (I had planned on making lemon bars and a lemon cream pie). This is so nice, you can measure a cup if that's what you need, no fuss, no muss! Not that tossing them into a food processor is difficult, but these were on sale so cheap I couldn't pass up the ease.


So since I didn't have to pull out my food processor I just chopped the pistachios in a mini chopper that I have and after this I decided to get rid of it. It doesn't do that good of a job and it takes up space. I left the nuts a little big so you would know they were in there.

See...now you can even see them in the crust
I did use the parchment paper as she suggested to make it easy to pull out of the pan. You could probably use a tart pan with a removable bottom as well.


They were very good nice and creamy, sweet and tart, kinda like key lime pie would be. Yummy, but these pieces were rather large.


but we still ate it, right before lunch...no, just kidding we at it for dessert after lunch! The rest of them were cut smaller and I think I'll dust them with some powdered sugar.

My daughter gave it a thumbs up too.
We are on spring break this week so I have plans to get all sorts of things done.
We'll see...

30 comments:

  1. Super fun, easy recipe. I'm sure it was just as good with lemon as with lime!

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    1. They were easy, and I agree lemon or lime it was great.

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  2. So fun and easy - I can't get ove rit. I'll bet it was just as good with lemons as limes!

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    1. Yum, like key lime pie in little bars.

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  4. My mouth started to water just reading the title-limes and lemons do that to me. Love the addition of pistachios in the crust too!

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    1. I like both lemon and limes too, the pistachios worked nice.

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  5. oh wow love these like key lime pies

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  6. Great old recipe and that vintage juicer brought back memories.
    Rita

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  7. Oh my! I love lemony tarts and this sure sounds delicious! It's lunchtime! wish I have a piece for dessert!:)

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  8. Thanks for the ultimate lime bar recipe

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  9. I am still in awe of your lemon tree. These look so good and your filling came right to the top of the crumbs just as it was supposed to. Enjoy spring break!

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  10. This just looks scrumptious! Can you hear my stomach grumble? I love lemon and lime cakes (the French tarte au citron is one of my favourites!) and I think I'll gonna try this one out sometime soon! What a pity my boyfriend doesn't dig lemony cakes – I'll have to eat them all by myself ;-))

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  11. Lyndsey, I love this lime bars you made. Look so yummy and the recipe is so easy to follow :)

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  12. These look like great bars and I am pretty sure, I would prefer Lemon to lime although both would work well, for us.

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  13. Glad you liked the recipe. Funny you did lemon and mentioned tarts. I've made this recipe using lemon and lime juice and made them into tarts a while back. I just used a different crust back then. Great recipe

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  14. I don't know which I would like better lemon or lime, I love them both! These sound really good.

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  15. These really look delicious and with citrus, whether lemon or lime, you just can't go wrong. I would love to have sampled these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. I adore lime or lemons bars, and these look amazing Lyndsey!:)

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  17. There's nothing I like better than a key lime pie. So these tarts are right up my alley. The limes are green, after all, and so are the pistachios! :)

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  18. I did not know that there is already made graham cracker crumbs! I love that you added pistachio in the crumbs - the flavor and texture must be a nice addition!

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  19. I liked the idea of leaving the pistachios a little large. I wish I had thought about it... but these were really good. I give them a thumbs up too.

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  20. Perfect for lunch! Or anytime. They remind me of summer!! I have a juicer just like yours and it works for me. This one belonged to my grandmother.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  21. Love the idea of lime and graham crackers in a bar! And the bars look so yum, Lyn.

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  22. i hv that kind of juicer too, you're right, just use that for small amount for juicing, Your bars sounds absolutely yummy, i would love that to be eaten very cold!!

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  23. i wish to have a slice right now, look so tempting and good!

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  24. These lime bars look so refreshing and delicious! They make me long for summer to get here!

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  25. Lyndz, this is a knock out! You don't bake very often especially pastry, cakes or desserts. haha.... Looks so luscious. Wish I was there. :o)
    Blessings
    Kristy

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  26. These lime bars look fantastic!

    Did I ever mention that I used to live in the same area as you? So cool to meet people from my old stomping grounds. I lived in Port Charlotte for 20 years before moving here.

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