Tequila Lime Bars
These sweet and tangy tequila lime bars are a fun take on a traditional lime bar. They have a unique flavor that will keep everyone coming back for more.
They have a delicious crust made with two unusual ingredients of vanilla wafer cookies and pine nuts. The filling is made with lime juice, tequila, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.
I bought the mini bottles of tequila instead of a large bottle to save on ingredient cost! Also I used true Key Limes and they really were perfect in this recipe, but any lime will do.
I hope you try these Tequila Lime Bars, even if you are not a tequila fan. The tequila is not strong and fades into the back notes of these bars!
- 1 12-ounce box vanilla wafers
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (11/2 sticks), melted
- 1/3 cup lime flavored tequila
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 5 large egg yolks, plus 2 egg whites
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Agave nectar for drizzling
- zest of 2 limes
- Preheat the oven to 350. Pulse the wafers and pine nuts in a food processor until well ground up. Add the melted butter and blend until evenly mixed. Set aside 1/3 cup of crumbs; press the rest evenly into a 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool.
- In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk together the tequila, lime juice, egg yolks, lime zest and condensed milk.
- In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites and sugar with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the tequila mixture.
- Spread the filling evenly over the crust and bake for 25 minutes; cool. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight before cutting. Drizzle with agave nectar, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g