Streusel-Topped Key Lime Squares

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

From Cooking Light (June 2005).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. CRUST:.
  3. Place first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy (about 2 minutes).
  4. Gradually add 1 cup flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  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. Bake for 12 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
  7. FILLING:.
  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. Add lime juice and eggs, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
  10. Pour mixture over crust.
  11. Bake for 12 minutes.
  12. Remove pan from oven (do not turn oven off); sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup flour mixture evenly over egg mixture.
  13. Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  14. Remove from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack.
  15. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

4 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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.