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Almond Key Lime Bars

Dessert Bars Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 2 to 3 dozen bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Baking Time: 20 + 20 min.
Chilling Time: 2 hrs.


  • 1/2 - cup plus 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 - cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 - cup confectioners� sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 (14-ounce) cans Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • Whipped Topping (optional, recipe below)


Preheat oven to 350�F.

  1. Chop 1/2 cup almonds.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped almonds, flour, confectioners� sugar, almond extract and salt.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles the size of peas.
  4. Press on bottom of foil lined 13x9-inch baking pan.
  5. Press remaining 3 tablespoons sliced almonds into crust mixture.
  6. Bake 20 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 325�F.
  8. In large bowl, combine Sweetened Condensed Milk, lime juice, egg yolks, lime zest and food coloring (optional). Beat until smooth.
  9. Pour over crust; bake 20 minutes or until center is set.
  10. Cool for 2 hours. Cut into bars.
  11. Top with Whipped Topping (optional). Store leftover covered in refrigerator.

Whipped Topping


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners� sugar


  1. In small bowl, beat whipping cream, mascarpone cheese and sugar until smooth and stiff peaks form.
  2. Using a pastry bag or spoon top each bar with cream mixture.

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