Friday, February 23, 2024

Key Lime Bars-Torta De Limão

These key lime bars hail from the gorgeous nation of Brazil! They’re mild, tangy and I like that graham cracker crust.

Generally known as torta de limão in Portuguese (pronounced tor-ta gee lee-mow, “mow” like “cow”, not “mow” like “mow” the garden, English is so dumb), these key lime bars are actually scrumptious. They’re like a lime cheesecake or a key lime pie in bar kind. I used to be re-shooting our photographs for our blackberry lime bars and thought I ought to replace these photographs too. In spite of everything, they’re the inspo for the blackberry model!

Torta de limão is a favourite that my husband had when dwelling in Brazil from a candy woman named, Vania. (Thanks for taking such nice care of Cade!! You all meant a lot to him!) So, right here’s Cade and his ideas on the dessert. Love you B. *I do know his title is Cade, and B doesn’t make sense. Don’t fear about it! 😉*

a photo of one key lime pie bar sitting on a small dessert plate. it is topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled with lime zest.

“I lived in Brazil for awhile and towards the top of my keep I used to be launched to this superb, candy and tart dessert. At first I assumed it was only a lemon meringue pie. As I took my first chew I used to be taken again by the flavour and texture of all of it. It was creamy like banana pudding, however had the crisp peaks of the meringue and graham cracker-like crust. The lime taste mixed with the sweetened condensed milk was a direct occasion with my style buds. That is nonetheless certainly one of my all time favourite desserts and brings again many nice recollections.  I feel that’s what meals does for us so much. I can’t bear in mind the names of all of the folks I loved this dessert with however I made positive I got here dwelling with the recipe in hand and the title of this superior deal with!”

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Earlier than You Start…

You will want about 18-20 key limes (10 common limes) for this recipe to get sufficient key lime juice so begin by first zesting 5-6 of them and juicing all 18-20 limes. It’s so much simpler to take away the zest earlier than a lime is juiced.

a photo of a piece of torta de limao on a small dessert plate with a corner of the bar removed and scooped up with a fork.

Substances for Torta de Limão

Now’s this going to sound loopy, however you’re solely going to wish 9 elements for these key lime pie bars – 4 elements for the crust and 5 elements for the filling. It’s that easy and so extremely scrumptious! Right here is your buying record…

For the Crust

  • Graham Crackers: You’ll need about 21 full graham crackers to get the quantity of crumbs you’ll want.
  • Melted Butter: Binds the elements collectively and creates a wealthy taste within the crust.
  • Sugar: Provides sweetness to the crust.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors within the crust.

For the Bars

  • La Lechera Leche Condensada: You’ll discover this on the baking aisle by the sweetened condensed milk. It’s just a little completely different than simply sweetened condensed milk, so make sure to seize the precise factor. It’ll look comparable (and possibly be proper subsequent to) to the La Lechera Dulce de Leche.
  • Media Crema: Much like half and half but when is available in a field or can on the baking aisle.
  • Egg Yolks: Provides the important thing lime filling it’s construction and provides deep richness to the bars.
  • Lime Juice: You positively need recent lime juice of for this recipe. You should utilize both key limes or common limes.
  • Lime Zest: A lot of the intense citrus taste is within the zest, don’t skip this step!

The measurements for all of the elements may be discovered within the recipe card on the finish of this publish. Maintain scrolling down for all the main points.

Easy methods to Make Key Lime Bars

  1. Crust: Begin by mixing all of the elements for the crust after which urgent it into the underside of a 9×13 pan. Bake the crust and let it cool full.
  2. Filling: Whisk all of the elements collectively in a mixing bowl till it begins to thicken just a little.
  3. Bake: Pour the filling on prime of the cool crust and bake. Let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Set: Let it set within the fridge for 3-4 hours to complete organising. Prime with whipped cream and lime zest if desired.

The whole directions are included within the recipe card down under. You too can save or print the recipe there.

a photo of a small dessert plate topped with a key lime bar with lime wedges scattered around it  and other plates of dessert in the background

What’s La Lechera?

La Lechera is a model of Nestlé merchandise. They make Latin American merchandise like dulce de leche and the leche condensada. Here’s a hyperlink to it on Amazon so you possibly can see what it appears to be like like…leche condensada.

Yow will discover La Lechera merchandise within the baking aisle of your grocery retailer, by the evaporated milk, or within the Mexican delicacies space of grocery shops.

What’s Media Crema?

Media crema is half-and-half or mild cream that is available in a can or field. I’m together with a hyperlink for it on Amazon so you possibly can see what it appears to be like like…media crema.

Media crema just isn’t the identical factor as evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk. Try the be aware within the recipe card in case you can’t discover this. It’ll even be by the sweetened condensed milk or on the Hispanic meals aisle.

What’s the Distinction Between Limes and Key Limes?

Key limes are smaller in dimension, and there juice packs extra of a taste punch than common limes. Additionally they are typically rather less acidic which is nice for utilizing them in baking as a result of they’re much less tart are extra floral in taste.

Can I Substitute Common Limes for Key Limes?

You may substitute common limes for key limes if it is advisable to. Key limes may be onerous to seek out generally (at the very least right here in Utah) and they are often fairly a bit dearer.

a photo of a key lime pie bar sitting on a small dessert plate.

Heat up your forno (oven), seize your colheres (spoons), and prepare to make the most straightforward and scrumptious receita (recipe) de torta de limão! You aren’t going to consider how completely candy and tangy these key lime bars are!!

Extra Tasty Lime Desserts:

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 25 minutes

Chilling Time: 4 hours

Whole Time: 4 hours 35 minutes


These bars are mild, tangy and I like that graham cracker crust.

Recipe from Vania in Brazil

For the Crust

  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and salt till it resembles moist sand.

    3 Cups Graham Crackers, 12 Tablespoons Butter, 1/4 Cup Sugar, Pinch Salt

  • Press right into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 350 for 10 min.

  • Take away from oven to chill.

For the Bars

  • Utilizing a whisk, stir collectively the sweetened condensed milk, crema, egg yolks, juice and zest.

    1 1/2 Cans La Lechera, 1 Can Media Crema, 4 Egg Yolks, 1 Cup Lime Juice, 2-3 Limes

  • Proceed whisking to make sure that all elements get blended nicely and the combination begins to thicken.

  • Pour into the cooled crust.

  • Place into the oven and bake for quarter-hour.

  • Let cool after which place within the fridge for 3-4 hours or till set.

*if the shop is ever out of media crema, I’ll skip it and simply use two cans of leche condensada. Shhhh don’t inform Cade! Additionally, often this combination doesn’t thicken. I’ve no clue why. Nearly at all times it does, however I’m simply forewarning
Retailer coated within the fridge

Serving: 1barEnergy: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 7gFats: 20gSaturated Fats: 11gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 6gTrans Fats: 0.5gLdl cholesterol: 112mgSodium: 305mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 1mg

Creator: Candy Basil

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