Lime-lemon bars (barras de limón)

28 Jun

Lime-lemon bars (barras di limón)

This Colombian recipe was dead simple to make – in fact, Lyra did most of it. I found it on the My Colombian Recipes website.

Lime-lemon bars (Barras de limón)
(makes 15)


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used digestive biscuits)
  • 6 Tb butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • zest of one lime


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 405 g (14 oz) tin light condensed milk
  • juice of one lemon
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of two limes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter a 9 x 12 inch pan.
  3. To make the crust, combine the crumbs,  butter, sugar and lime zest.
  4. Press into the pan and bake for seven minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, make the filling. Pour the condensed milk into a bowl and beat on medium speed for a couple of minutes. Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, lime juice and zest, and beat until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the cooled crust, and bake for about 15 minutes, or until just set.
  7. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least two hours before cutting into bars with a sharp knife.

Family score: 9.8 out of 10

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