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Creamy Key Lime Bars

Cool and delicious!

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp. grated lime peel

Filling

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/2 cup Key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lime peel, if desired
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Few drops green food color, if desired

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place flour in medium bowl. Cut in butter using pastry blender or by pulling 2 table knives through flour in opposite directions until evenly mixed. Stir in walnuts and 1 teaspoon lime peel. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan.

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Bake about 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In medium bowl, mix condensed milk, lime juice and 2 teaspoons lime peel; set aside. In chilled large bowl beat whipping cream and food color with electric mixer on high speed until stiff.

Fold lime mixture into whipped cream just until blended. Pour over crust. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled but no longer than 48 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

By mamie11152 from NY

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

Oh my goodness! This recipe is delicious. I think the only thing I would do is to use a pan that is just a little larger. I made it twice in two days. I will be making it to take with me this summer to cookouts, etc.

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