Lime Buttermilk Bars
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This recipe is super easy, because you make the whole thing in the food processor - just wipe it out between making the crust and filling.
Recipe type: Bar Cookies, Bars
Serves: 9 to 18 bars
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 & ⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut, packed
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut in 6 or 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 & ⅓ sugar
  • ¾ cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ. Generously butter an 8 x 8 pan. This is the pan I use. I also line the pan with two long pieces of parchment paper to make getting the bars out of the pan easier - after it cools for a bit, you can just pick it up to remove it from the pan, which keeps the edges nice and neat.
  2. Put the flour, first amount of sugar, coconut, butter, vanilla and salt into the bowl of the food processor.
  3. Run the processor until the mixture is uniform - about 30 seconds to a minute.
  4. Empty the resulting mixture into the prepared pan and pat out evenly in the pan, packing the mixture down well - I use the flat bottom of a measuring cup.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, wipe out the bowl of the processor and put all of the remaining ingredients into it.
  7. Run for 30 seconds to a minute, then allow it to sit for 5 minutes or so.
  8. Run another 30 seconds and then feel of the bottom of the bowl to see if any undissolved sugar remains. If it does - run another 30 seconds.
  9. After 15 minutes, bring the crust out of the oven, and carefully pour the mixture from the food processor over it.
  10. Return to the oven and bake for another 45 to 55 minutes- until a knife inserted near the center comes out just about clean.
  11. Cool completely in the pan before removing. Cut into bars or squares. A little whipped cream on top is nice, or maybe a dusting of powdered sugar.
  12. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at