Luscious Lime Bars

Have you tried luscious lime bars? They are indeed the same as luscious lemon bars except using limes instead of lemons. Limes are just a little more tart/sour than lemons – so these are extra puckery good. Note – I’m not a fan of anything too sweet – so my version of luscious lime bars is not overly sweet – you definitely get that lime flavour coming through.

tower of lime bars

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You are going to love, love, love these sweet and tart lime bars.  A creamy lime filling on top of a buttery pastry crust. Need I say more?

lime bars on plate

Probably one of my favorite dessert squares and it always surprises me how easy they are to make. The base is like a buttery shortbread cookie. The top is like a luscious smooth, creamy lime pudding with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe for Luscious Lime Bars

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5 from 2 votes

Luscious Lime Bars

Not too sweet, not too tart – these bars are a lime lovers delight!
Prep : 25 mins
Cook : 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp lime zest 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 to 2 limes
  • 1 Tbsp icing or powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In medium size bowl mix 3 Tbsp sugar and flour. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press crumbs firmly and evenly into bottom of an 8×8 inch square pan.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until just starting to brown.
  • To prepare lime filling, beat together eggs, 2/3 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, lime zest and lime juice.
  • Pour filling over baked pastry layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden around edges and center is set.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cut into 16-20 squares/bars.
  • Sift powdered sugar over top of bars and garnish with extra lime zest.


Try switching the lime for lemon or even blood oranges!
No need for green food coloring – the bits of green zest and the incredible flavor speak for itself. 
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lime, lime bars, lime dessert, lime squares, luscious lime bars
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You’ll never go wrong serving these.

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Getty Stewart is a Professional Home Economist,  speaker, frequent media guest and writer dedicated to you become more confident in using and enjoying fresh, whole ingredients. She is the author of several recipe books, frequent media guest, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener. Sign up to get articles by Getty delivered to your inbox. You’ll get recipes, practical tips and great food information like this.

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