This is an easy recipe for Lime Bars, the crust and filling come together in no time. Lemon bars are much more common, but my family loves limes – so I usually make this version. The filling is tangy, sweet and creamy – the shortbread crust is buttery and has just the right amount of salt to balance the out the sweetness. I also add lime zest to crust for an extra boost of lime flavor.
If you prefer lemons, you could use this exact recipe, but just use lemon juice and zest instead
Fresh squeezed lime juice is a must
Line the baking pan with parchment paper, make sure there’s over-hang on the sides so you can lift it out of the pan later. Use a fork to poke holes in the crust before baking, it allows steam to escape so the shortbread doesn’t puff up unevenly
I add a drop of green food gel coloring to get this “lime” color, you can omit it if you prefer, they will look more like standard lemon bars