Bar #48: Key Lime Pie

We are Key Lime Pie people…and we are Neiman Marcus Bar people…so this was a marriage made in bar heaven.
If you can’t find key limes at your grocery store, you can use a regular lime instead.  You’ll need about 3 or 4 key limes or 2 regular limes for this recipe.
Shopping List
1 box of yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons of key lime zest
4 tablespoons of fresh key lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan.

In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese, lime zest and lime juice until smooth.  Spread cream cheese mixture on top of crust mixture.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

This summer, you really need to try one of these bars.  It’s the perfect little poolside dessert.

Happy Sunday!

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  • Francesca Banakar September 2, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I just made these bars and they are FANTASTIC! So easy and your directions were a breeze. Thank you thank you!

  • Laura Fredlund June 30, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Making these right now šŸ™‚ sharing half the pan with a neighbor friend who just had a baby šŸ™‚ my husband loves key lime pie, so I know he’ll be excited about these.