Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

Even if your cookie cache is already full,you have to stuff in a batch of lime bars. Shortcake crust is tender and buttery-good. The topping has a delicate lime essence that is much more refined than lemon bars.


  1. In bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar; cut in butter.
  2. Press into 13x9" pan.
  3. Bake 350°F for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, beat eggs on high till pale yellow.
  5. Gradually add sugar and salt and lime juice.
  6. Continue beating on high.
  7. Pour over hot crust.
  8. Bake another 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar. Cool and cut into bars.
  9. Makes 4 1/2 dozen.
  10. NOTE- You may add 2 drops of green food coloring to egg mixture for that lime green color -- .
Most Helpful

I love lemon bars and couldn't wait to try these. I was not disappointed. The shortbread crust is buttery and flakey and the lime topping is sweet, creamy and not too tart. The only change I made was to add the grated zest of one lime to the crust. Perfect!

Aunt Willie August 13, 2006

I was a bit worried at first when I removed these from the oven, as they were brown on top, but still liquid inside. I put them back in the oven, reduced the heat to 325, and cooked them about another 8 minutes. They turned out very good! Like others I added a generous amount of lime zest. The filling is just right, not too tangy nor too sweet. The crust is very flaky and yummy. (I'll admit I was also 4 Tb short on butter, so I subbed in just 2 Tb of canola oil, but the texture did not suffer at all.) I would definitely make these again.

bearcatnat April 06, 2015

These are yummy, tart, but not too! I made exactly as posted, adding LOTS of grated lime zest. I lined my 13x9" pan with nonstick aluminum foil and baked the shortbread bottom exactly 22 minutes at 350 degrees initially, then finished with the filling added for exactly 22 minutes. I sifted lots of powdered sugar on the warm bars, then cooled them in the pan and easily removed them by by lifting the two ends of foil. I cut the cooled bars in small bite-sized pieces. Delish!

KathyP53 February 06, 2012