Key Lime Pie Bars

Key lime pie bars are smooth and creamy with a delicious lime flavor that’s not too tart. The crunchy graham cracker crust goes so well with the creamy filling – making this the perfect key lime pie recipe.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings9 bars
Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted

Key Lime Pie Layer:

  • 2 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice

For Serving:

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lime zest

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees. Line an 8×8 inch pan with aluminium foil and grease lightly.

  2. Mix together the graham crumbs, sugar and melted butter.

  3. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.

  4. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese until soft. Beat in the condensed milk until smooth.

  5. Mix in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in the lime zest and lime juice.

  6. Pour on top of the crust and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top looks just set.

  7. Gently trace along the edges of the pan with a sharp knife, and allow to cool at room temperature. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

  8. To serve, whip the cream with the powdered sugar until peaks form. Top each bar with whipped cream and lime zest (optional)

Recipe Notes:

*Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge

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