Key Lime Pie Bars
About the Recipe
Key lime pie bars are a favorite bright and refreshing summer dessert! They’re everything you love about traditional Key Lime Pie, with a delicious twist!
You get a little of the creamy texture and the tanginess of cheesecake with the bright flavor of lime!
These bars are super easy to make and only require 10 ingredients. Aside from the chilling, they take about 35 minutes to make from start to finish.
15 sheets graham crackers (or 30 squares)
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
6 oz cream cheese room temperature
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lime zest
1/2 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and set aside.
In a food processor or in a large Ziploc bag with a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers until fine crumbs form.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crumbs, sugar, salt, and butter. Mix to combine.
Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the lined pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the condensed milk and mix until combined.Then, add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition followed by the lime zest, juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
Pour the filling over the hot, baked crust. Return to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until set. The top should not be b
Remove from the oven and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.taken above were shot after 2 hours.
Cut and serve.
Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.