What do all these things say about me? I am a sucker for the sour splendor of citrus.
I appriciate a lemon bar as much as the next guy, but the simultaneously brisk and floral flavor of limes makes for a stupendous creamy confection. These bold bars are so sour, you might break a small sweat if you eat more than one at a time, but the buttery shortbread base balances the lime’s pungency so the pucker factor is kept to a pleasing level.
I also love the simplicity of these bars. Just press the dough in the pan. Bake. Whisk the filling ingredients together. Bake. And your done. That’s it. Not as simple as boiling water, but not far off.
I really can’t say enough good things about this dessert. The grassy green color, the wobbly, soft filling, and what’s more my ‘lil one didn’t like them. Hooray! More for me!