Cranberry Lime Bars
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
45 MIN
Chilling
2 H
Servings
12

Cranberry Lime Bars

Ingredients

    CRUST

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

    LIME CURD

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • Grated zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 35% cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) melted butter
  • 4 eggs

Preparation

CRUST

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line an 18 x 28-cm (7 x 11-inch) cake pan with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over 2 opposite sides.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  3. In another bowl and using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry ingredients and cranberries. Press into the bottom of the pan. Bake until light golden brown, about 25 minutes.

LIME CURD

  1. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour onto the crust. Bake for about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Unmould and cut into 12 bars.