Moist Lemon-Lime Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter, ½ cup sugar, 2 cups of flour, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan. Bake until it becomes lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon of lime zest, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, the lemon and lime juice, eggs, the remaining ¼ cup flour, the remaining 1½ cups sugar, and a pinch of salt just until combined.
  5. Pour the lemon mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven and bake until the middle is firm, about 18 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely, then sprinkle the top of the bars with the powdered sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon of lime zest.
  7. Cut into 12 bars, then serve.Moist Lemon-Lime Bars

 

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