Cranberry Lime Bars

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 12 min
  • serves 12
Ricardo Larrivée
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Try this delicious dessert bar made with a cranberry vanilla base and topped with a citrus lime curd.

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Directions for: Cranberry Lime Bars


For the Crust

375 mL (1 1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour

2 ½ mL (1/2 teaspoon) salt

125 mL (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

75 mL (1/3 cup) sugar

1 egg

2 ½ mL (1/2 teaspoon) vanilla extract

60 mL (1/4 cup) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

For the Lime Curd

125 mL (1/2 cup) sugar

Grated zest of 2 limes

125 mL (1/2 cup) lime juice

60 mL (1/4 cup) 35% cream

60 mL (1/4 cup) butter

4 eggs


For the Crust

1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line an 18 x 28-cm (7 x 11-inch) cake pan with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over 2 opposite sides.

2. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt.

3. In another bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry ingredients and cranberries. Press into the bottom of the pan. Bake until light golden brown, about 25 minutes.

For the Lime Curd

1. In a saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients. Cook while whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. Pour onto the crust. Bake for about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Unmould and cut into 12 bars.

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