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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Martha's Key Lime Bars

I made these for a fun dinner night with some of The Husband's coworkers where we were also doing flank steak fajitas and mojitos so I thought they would go along with the somewhat island/cuban theme. This is another recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies book and I've been wanting to try this recipe for a long time. It took a few packages of key limes and a ton of time with the juicer to get all of the juice out, but real key lime pie is one of our favorite desserts so I knew it would be all worth it.

Well... these were extremely tart. I followed the recipe to a T and you really need some kind of sweetened whipped cream or a meringue would be good on top but really, the lime part is soo pungent that it will turn some people off.. it needs more sugar to balance out all that tart lime juice. They also didn't set up very great for me but I don't think I gave them enough time. I probably wouldn't make this recipe again and just wanted to post my experience in case some one is wondering if this is a great recipe or not. I believe there were other reviews on her website saying it was too tart also so that's just something to keep in mind. I think I would just adapt my Blue Heaven original key lime pie recipe that I love so much, if I ever wanted to make key lime bars again.


  1. Try these....

    How are you doing?

  2. Thanks for that recipe, those look different and very tasty! I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking! About 6 more weeks to go. :)