When you can’t have Houston’s Key Lime pie, go for these. These bars can even be frozen for later use or when you are just wanting to get them out of sight so you don’t eat the whole pan. Then you can just take a couple out (or 5) whenever you have a craving for them.
1 1/4 cup flour
30 vanilla wafers, broken into pieces
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
In a food processor, combine the four, wafers, powdered sugar and pecans. Cover and process until nuts are finely ground. Add butter, cover and pulse until crumbly.
Press into an ungreased 13×9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15-18 min or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, combine the following:
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tables milk (or cream)
1 teas vanilla
Beat these ingredients until well blended and spread over cooled crust.
Key Lime Layer
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup lime juice
Combine sugar and flour; whisk in eggs and lime juice. Gently pour over cream cheese layer.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 min or until filling is set. Cool on rack. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until chilled.
Before serving, sprinkle a with powdered sugar. Cut into squares.
Yields: 3 dz small squares