Lime Squares

With company coming soon, it is time to think about making some desserts. I thought this would make a good one as my granddaughter has nut allergies and I certainly don’t want to leave her out of the mix. Here, I am going to do this one for sure.


  • 1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled **
  • 1 1/2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Prepare your 8 inch baking dish by buttering it and then laying out parchment paper making sure to have a 2 inch overhang on the sides.

Mix these together and lightly press into your prepared baking dish, making sure to go up 1 inch on the sides. Bake in a 350 degree oven, baking for about 10-12 minutes just until it is a beautiful golden colour. Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes.



  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • juice of 3 limes ( 1/2 cup )

Mix together the egg yolks and condensed milk until completely incorporated. Add the lime juice and pour this over the cooled crust. Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Cool down and then chill for about an hour. Remove from the pan and sprinkle with some grated lime zest. Cut and serve.


** For Canadian readers, when you buy a pound of butter at the store, bring it home, cut in half lengthwise, turn over and cut the two halves into half again. Wrap each quarter in wax paper and put in a plastic bag in the butter compartment of your fridge. Next time  you wish to bake, take out a ‘stick’ of butter which is exactly the half cup of butter you want. Cool, isn’t it?





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