Kiwi Lime Bars

Yes, there’s a theme today. This is the last one, though. I got in my head that it’d be super-Eastery-fun to have pink, yellow, and green bars (all of this based off of Pinterest pictures — perhaps I should have known better). I found a recipe for lime bars, but I wanted to try to figure out how to make them green without food coloring. I Googled to see if anyone out there thought that kiwis and limes tasted okay together. I found enough recipes that used both to go ahead and try it. So this recipe is the result — it’s adapted from this one (already a hybrid of a couple of other recipes). These actually turned out to be my favorite of the three, but they are definitely not green.

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 stick cold butter
Filling:
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (fresh really does seem to be important; don’t use the bottled stuff)
  • 2-3 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/2 cup kiwi puree (made from about 3 kiwis)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • (powdered sugar for dusting finished bars)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. To make the crust, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and sea salt in a large bowl. Cut in the cold butter and work with your fingers until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Press into a greased 9×13-inch pan and bake for about 17 minutes, or until set at the edges.
  3. While the crust bakes, prepare the filling.
  4. In a blender or the bowl of a food processor, combine lime juice, lime zest, kiwi puree, sugar, and eggs and process until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt, then pulse until smooth.
  5. Gently pour the filling over the hot crust when it has finished baking. Return pan to oven and bake for 23-26 minutes, until the filling is set.
  6. Cool completely before slicing and use a damp knife to ensure clean slices. Dust with powdered sugar.
  7. Store in refrigerator until ready to eat.
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One Response

  1. Did you end up serving the bars all together? I would’ve ooh and ached over the lovely colors! Nice work, girlie.

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