Key lime pie is my all time favorite dessert, but it can be hard to eat an entire slice (who am I kidding, I could eat an entire pie) because of how sweet it is. The solution you ask? Key lime bars! Get all of the deliciousness that is key lime pie in a tiny, tasty square.
Key limes are the epitome of summer to me. The first time I had key lime pie was in Florida on a sweltering summer day. I was in love at first bite. Since then, I’ve lay in wait, seeking out every opportunity there is to make that mouthwatering treat. Suffice it to say that I’m pretty great at coming up with reasons to make it.
Key Lime Bars
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup key lime juice*
- 1 teaspoon zest (3-4 key limes)*
Preheat oven to 350º.
For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs sugar and melted butter. Press the mixture into an 8 inch square baking pan and bake for 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, make the filling by whisking together the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, egg yolks, key lime juice and zest.
Pour the filling over the crust and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until the center has set.
Cool completely and refrigerate for several hours before slicing and serving.
*Regular lime juice and zest can be substituted if desired.