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baking tuesday – lime squares – townie

i couldnt decide what i was in the mood for – chocolate, berries, coconut, lemon????   i browsed my pinterest boards and these lime squares jumped out at me…   especially the pistachios in the crust!  YUM!  these did not disappoint at all… they were a nice change from the traditional lemon squares and equally delicious!  the only thing i would do different next time is add more butter to the crust — the graham cracker crust was really crumbly..

Lime Squares with Pistachio Graham-Cracker Crust

adapted form martha stewart



  • For The Crust

    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pan
    • 2/3 cup shelled pistachios
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) graham-cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoons grated lime zest
  • For The Filling

    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. spray an 8-inch square baking dish with pam. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
  2. In a food processor, finely grind pistachios with graham-cracker crumbs, sugar, and zest. Blend in butter. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Cool crust, 30 minutes.
  3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk. Add lime juice; whisk until smooth. Pour filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges.
  4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan on rack; then chill at least 1 hour before serving. Using parchment paper overhang, lift out of pan, and transfer to a cutting board.

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