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How To Make Martha Stewart Key Lime Bar Recipes

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I've been making these for years and it's a family favorite.

Martha Stewart's Key Lime Bars

1 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
2 1/2 tablespoons finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice , (about 23 Key limes total)
1 cup sweetened condensed milk, (14 ounces)
2 Key limes, thinly sliced into half-moons

Make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl.
Press evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bake until dry and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.(Leave oven on.)

Make filling: Put egg yolks and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Mix on high speed until very thick, about 5 minutes.
Reduce speed to medium.
Add condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing constantly.
Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low.
Add lime juice; mix until just combined.

Spread filling evenly over crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10 minutes.
Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight).
Cut into 2-by-2-inch bars.
Garnish bars with whipped cream and a slice of lime.

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