Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- Bottom Layer:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- Top Layer:
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (approximately 1 large lime)
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest (optional)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 to 5 drops green food coloring
Mix together flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter or margarine until crumbly and the mixture clings together. Spread the dough in and 8x8-inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. While the crust is baking prepare the topping layer.
For the Topping:
In a mixing bowl, slightly beat the eggs. Add the lime juice, zest, sugar, flour, and food coloring. Mix well and pour the mixture over the hot baked crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into small squares.
Yield: 8 to 12 servings
Note: Recipe can be doubled and made in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Recipe Source: Sweet Surprises for the Holidays by Alisa D. Bangerter (Gingerbread Garden)
Reprinted with permission.