Friday, November 10, 2006

Key Lime Bars


While everyone has pumpkin and cranberry flavors on their mind, I have been thinking of these. The recipe intrigued me because the crust uses animal crackers and one of my favorite ingredients, key limes. Key limes or Mexican limes/West Indian limes are very different from the Persian limes that we are accustomed to in this country. True key limes are very small, and yellowish green and they pack a mean, tangy punch as opposed to their big, green counterpart. My sister, the Floridian has educated me on all things key lime. They are only in season in Florida a few months during summer,but you can still find them year round. They really are worth the effort if you don't mind zesting and jucing the little things. My mouth is already starting to pucker just thinking of them.

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am SO happy to have this recipe, Jenni! I can give them my highest recommendation and two huge thumbs up. Fred's excited, too.

love.boxes said...

Ooooooooo.. Limes are my favorite and I've had key lime pie once, but that's it. These sound delish!

Amanda said...

Yummy! My favorite cheesecake is also key lime. But- where can I get them? Mail order or something? By the way- I think all my favorite recipes come from you- that's why I love your blog- I feel like I can tap into some of your culinary secrets!

Jenni said...

amanda- key limes are at trader joe's and i've even seen them at stop and shop quite frequently

Lindsey said...

I just bought some last night so I can make those delectable bars. At Trader Joe's, of course.

Lizzy said...

key lime is my favorite flavor. i just tried key lime pie ice cream at a local shop here. so good!

this recipe sounds amazing!

Denise said...

Gabby,

I am making these tomorrow! Key lime is my favorite -- and how great in a bar. Aren't you always the clever one!

Denise said...

okay...I'm tired...I meant Jenni...I'm also lame...

Juliane said...

Jenni,

Are these those absolutely fabulous bars you made for the Cub Pack Year End BBQ in June? If so, I'm thrilled to have the recipe - I couldn't eat enough. :)

BYW, I don't have your email address. Will you send it to me? j2taylor@mac.com