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KEY LIME BARS Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Danisa
Added: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust
2 Cups all-purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
7 Tbsp. Butter (cubed)
1/2 Tsp. Salt

Filling
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Key Lime Juice
1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
2 Tbsp. Key Lime Juice
1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Tsp. Lime Rind (grated)
Green & Yellow Food Coloring (optional)
2 1/2 Cups Whipping Cream (whipped)

Directions:
Directions:
Process all crust ingredients in food processor until thoroughly blended. Press into a greased 9X13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until barely golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Filling
Heat 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lime juice over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; set aside. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 2 Tbsp. lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir gelatin mixture and let stand 3-5 minutes. Add hot mixture, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and 1 Tsp. grated lime rind. Add 1 drop green and 3 drops yellow food coloring, if desired. Place bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice; gently whisk mixture 10 minutes or until partially set. Fold lime mixture into whipped cream. Pour evenly over baked crust; cover and chill 8 hours. Cut dessert into diamond shapes or bars.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You could also make miniature Key Lime Cheesecakes by omitting crust. Instead put cup cake papers into a muffin tin and place a Vanilla Wafer in the bottom (that will be your crust) and then add the filling.

 

 

 

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