Monday, June 20, 2011

Coconut Key Lime Bars


1 c sweet, flaked coconut

1 1/2 c flour

1/2 c powdered sugar

10 T cold butter

6 egg yolks

2 cans sweetened condensed milk

1 c lime juice

4 t lime zest


Preheat oven to 350. Toast coconut 6-8 minutes until golden. Combine flour and sugar. Add 1/2 coconut and cut in the butter. (I used my food processor.) Press into bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 25 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and milk together. Gradually whisk in juice and zest. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool completely, then chill in refrigerator. Decorated with additional zest and powdered sugar if desired.

Recipe by Martha Stewart.

Photos by me.


  1. oh yeah...this sure caught my eye , my friend

    looks wonderful....making this.... this week !!!!!

    YUM 000000000

    i LOVE visiting with you

    swnding love,
    kary and teddy

  2. Kary ~ they are yummy! Sorry you had to view it before I was done arguing with blogger over my margins and fonts. ha. Geesh! Why can't it just post how I type it??

  3. Hey, Otin!

    Come have a piece...I'll pour the coffee!

    I've missed you, my friend. :)

  4. Hey Betsy - you can be sure...if I lived closer, I'd be over for a cookie and coffee!!! Sounds like an awesome recipe - love your adorable new header too!

  5. Oh now you steal recipes from the jail bird
    haha had to add that to my little comment word
    But hey it's no wonder as you like birds
    Having a couple dozen herds
    Must make you two get along great
    Just don't fall for the financial tip bait
    Stick to the recipes that are oh so yum
    I say that with a sarcastic hum
    Guess my niceness has been drained dry
    Hey at least I gave it a try
    Or we can pretend I did
    Now it's time to close the lid
    And but the recipe in the fridge shutting the door
    As I hate the food tour...lol

  6. Pat ~

    Ha. Sorry to make you look at such stuff
    Hope it didn't make your stomach feel too rough
    No, I won't take stock tips from the Decor Queen
    Just her recipes and decorating keen.

  7. OK, that operas singer girl has left me in teras. A voice of an angel indeed. Wow.

    And speaking of wow, did you draw that picture on your masthead? She looks like you but I don't see you signature anywhere so suspect not. Love the image, even if your grocery shopping would surely be about 5 times more, right? :)

    I hope the Mister had a most marvelous day. Tell him, happy Fathers Day from me. :) I'm sure you made it very special.

    OK, long time no hear or see from me. I shall have to peruse a few of your other pots. Lots to catch up on.

  8. Nice recipe! I love lemon and/or lime cookie bars.

  9. Why am I not at your house eating these right now? :)

  10. Bug ~ that is a very good question! Gosh, you could be here in, what? 12 minutes? ha.

  11. Mmm ~ love her voice, too! In fact, I've listened to all of her youtube clips over the last few days.

    Yes, I drew myself and inserted it into a drawing of Susan Branch. So, partly my art and partly hers. :) Glad you recognized me! ha.

  12. Oh, that one looks amazing AND refreshing!

    Happy Father's Day to The Mister!

  13. If people are coming over, I can be there in a few days.
    I'm sure the Bars will be gone, before I arrive.

  14. Christine ~ I'll make more...please come! :)

  15. mmm...this sounds delicious...i love lime...we used to have a line tree in FL...

  16. I would like to taste this !


  17. Hi Betsy, sounds like a prefect recipe.;)
    LOVE your new header.;))
    Have a lovely Monday,

  18. Oh yum!! I will have to try this out! Love coconut!

  19. Well, Pierre, it looks like we're having a party...pull up a chair and I'll cut you a piece! :)

  20. This looks sooo very yummy. Too bad I'm on a diet at the moment! :-)

  21. art2cee2 ~ oh didn't I tell you? There are no calories in cyber desserts! Have a big piece! ha.

  22. Looking forward to trying this. It looks delicious.

  23. these have me drooling.

    I was reading your last post and was thinking that you were meant to be their mom. no one else could have been as wonderful or celebrated your life together like you do. There is so much I can learn from you.

    your not so secret admirer,
    Bhavana :)

    PS : work had kept me out of bloggin for a while, but I am ready to come back to my friends now :)

  24. pink ~ well, thanks so much. You are too sweet! And welcome back to the land of blogs! You've been missed!

  25. This looks so good!!! And, like summertime! blessings ~ Tanna

  26. Oh my. I just came to see what you were doing and smiled at the seedlings sprouting and made the mistake of scrolling a bit more and there was temptation staring at me. Bad girl.

  27. Looks so moist, creamy, coconutty and yummy! I bet it's delicious which probably explains why I'm drooling over my keyboard :D

  28. Oh my goodness...my sugar-deprived diabetic heart is just drooling! These look delicious. I'm a firm believer though that nothing - I mean nothing - tastes bad that is made with sweetened condensed milk. :)


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