We pretty much all have tasted lemons bars, I made one here in sunny tropical Florida, a lime version of those buttery crusted bars that everyone loves. Whether you use key limes or regular the taste of the tropics awaits you!
Coconut Lime Pie Bar Recipe
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Optional : 2 drops green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan or line with parchment paper.
In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Stir in 2 cups of flour, ginger, 1/2 cup of coconut and lime zest. Mix until well combined.
Press dough into baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until dough is light brown in middle and browned along edges. Set aside.
In medium bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar. Stir in lime juice until blended. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour and the baking powder. Add the optional 2 drops of green food color.
Spread 1/4 cup of shredded coconut over baked crust. Pour lime mixture over top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set and firm.
Cool completely before cutting.
Dust with powdered sugar and cut into pie squares.
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