Refreshing Lime Bars

Erfrischende Limetten-Schnittchen

Is it already spring in your region? I currently live in Munich, in the south of Germany and just a few days ago we had heavy snowfall. Today the sun is shining brightly but it is brisk and cold outside. I feel that the snowdrops and crocus are all confused as to whether spring is actually around the corner or not. But be it as it may, I decided to introduce some refreshing lime bars, which are definitely going to bring spring to your plate. I love the fact that they are super easy to prepare, you don’t need a lot of ingredients and that you can serve them for Easter, brunch or anything that needs to be brigthened by some fresh yellow color. Also, these will intensify in flavor on day 2 or 3, so perfect if you want to make them in advance.

Erfrischende Limetten-SchnittchenI decided I needed a super simple and quick recipe. There have been too many complicated ones recently. We simply don’t have time to be in the kitchen for so long, especially if it is supposedly made from scratch. How about these delicious lime bars? You can also make them with lemon or any other citric fruit. I love them with lime. The shortcrust is not prepared the regular way with cold butter, but don’t despair, melting the butter is actually what makes this so easy to prepare. And the lime curd is also done in a jiffy, you basically whisk together all ingredients and that’s it. Let the oven do the hard work.

Erfrischende Limetten-SchnittchenThe two components, namely the buttery shortbread and the tangy lime filling complement each other nicely. I hope you know what lime or lemon curd is? It is very common in the UK and is used as a spread for bread slices. However, jams and preserves are preserved with sugar, but that’s not the case with curds. You use egg yolks or full eggs in order to thicken the acid juices and to create a spread. You will often see recipes that require you to thicken the curd on a water bath as the eggs tend to curdle otherwise. But you don’t need all this hassle for this recipe, you just whisk everything together and the oven will take care of the rest. I just love simple recipes, don’t you?

Erfrischende Limetten-SchnittchenCredit: Sally’s Baking Addition

Refreshing Lime Bars

Serves: One 24x24cm brownie form
Cooking Time: 10min peparation + 40min of baking


  • Shortbread Crust
  • 130 grams of butter
  • 30 grams of regular sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 180 grams of all purpose flour

  • Lime Filling
  • 160 grams of regular sugar
  • 30 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, size L
  • 160 gr of freshly pressed lime juice



Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a brownie form (24x24cm) with parchment paper.


For the shortbread crust melt the butter and mix with the other ingredients. Press into the form, it will be sticky and is only a thin layer. Bake for about 18 minutes or until lightly golden.


For the filling whisk together all ingredients and pour on the warm crust. Stick back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until filling has set and only the center is a little wiggly. Let cool to room temperature and then refridgerate in order to get nice clean cuts. Sprinkle with some icing sugar shortly before serving.


These bars will taste even better on the third or second day when the lime was able to develop its flavor.

Erfrischende Limetten-SchnittchenPS: This is another delicious recipe for a no bake lime cheese cake:

Lime CheesecakeNo bake lime cheese cake

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  • Reply
    Mo von heartofginger
    Monday March 18th, 2019 at 06:53 PM

    Aus Zitronen kann man richtig viel machen, das zeigst du wieder mit deinem leckeren Kuchen. Bin auch froh, dass es jetzt wieder schöneres Wetter gibt 🙂

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      Tuesday March 19th, 2019 at 07:57 PM

      Danke! Ich habe übrigens Limetten verwendet, aber mit Zitronen schmecken diese Schnittchen auch hervorragend 🙂

  • Reply
    Saturday August 15th, 2020 at 01:12 PM

    Auch dieses Rezept habe ich nachgebacken, und wieder war das Ergebnis super 😀
    Wirklich schnell gemacht, sehr erfrischend mit den sommerlichen Limetten, und bestimmt auch mit Orangensaft im Winter, toll. Erst dachte ich, dass die Füllung unmöglich fest werden kann, so flüssig wie sie war. Aber es wurde perfekt nach 20 Minuten!
    Ich glaub ich mache die Schnitten gleich nochmal heute…

    • Reply
      Saturday August 15th, 2020 at 01:59 PM

      Ich freue mich, dass es geklappt hat 🙂

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