Quick and Easy Recipes
These creamy lime squares are easy to make and delicious – a guaranteed hit at your next dinner party! The crust is made out of graham crackers, so all you need to make is the filling. Cook them in advance and amaze your guests without spending hours in the kitchen.
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Ingredients (for about 10 servings)
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 tablespoons grated lime zest
For the filling
2 large egg yolks
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with melted butter and line bottom and sides with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
2.In a food processor, grind pistachios with graham-cracker crumbs and lime zest; add the butter and grind until smooth. Press the pistachio/cracker mixture into the baking dish bottom and sides. Bake until lightly browned for about 10-12 minutes. Cool the crust for about 30 minutes.
3. In a large bowl make the filling by whisking together egg yolks until they whiten, add condensed milk and lime juice; whisk the mixture until smooth. Pour the filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges.
4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan on rack; then chill at least a couple of hours before serving or overnight. Using parchment paper overhang, lift out of pan, transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.