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    Streusel-Topped Key Lime Squares

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

    Vino Girl's Note:

    From Cooking Light (June 2005).

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    Ingredients:

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    CRUST

    FILLING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      CRUST:.
    3. 3
      Place first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy (about 2 minutes).
    4. 4
      Gradually add 1 cup flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    5. 5
      Gently press two-thirds of mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; set remaining 2/3 cup flour mixture aside.
    6. 6
      Bake for 12 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
    7. 7
      FILLING:.
    8. 8
      Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
    9. 9
      Add lime juice and eggs, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
    10. 10
      Pour mixture over crust.
    11. 11
      Bake for 12 minutes.
    12. 12
      Remove pan from oven (do not turn oven off); sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup flour mixture evenly over egg mixture.
    13. 13
      Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
    14. 14
      Remove from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 05, 2010

      45

      Had some key lime juice to use up and this worked well. We froze several and they are good that way also.

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    • on July 31, 2009

      55

      This recipe was fast and super easy. I did have to make a few changes because of what I had on hand. I used bottled lime juice and since no fresh limes I didn't have any zest. So I added extra lemon extract in the crust. This turned out tangy and sweet, but not overly, which IMO lots of citrus baked goods are. I enjoyed the lower fat content because lemon/lime squares can be extremely high in fat. The only thing I didn't like was the streusel topping. It just crumbled off and made a mess all over the counter and floor. Even though, I will make this again making sure to try with the fresh juice and zest. Thank you for a tasty recipe. My daughter (6) and I had a wonderful time making this together.

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    • on July 13, 2008

      55

      I just made this from my old copy of Cooking Light and had to check here because I definately want to add it to my 'zaar cookbook. This is very good, even though we did not use key limes. Big thanks for clearly separating the ingredients and steps; your writing is more clear than Cooking Light.

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    Nutritional Facts for Streusel-Topped Key Lime Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (44 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 121.1
     
    Calories from Fat 35
    28%
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 47.2 mg
    15%
    Sodium 87.2 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.7 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 12.1 g
    48%
    Protein 2.1 g
    4%

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