Saturday, July 11, 2015

Salted Pistachio Bars with Lime Zest

I seem to post too many dessert recipes. Don't think that's all I eat. I post them for all of my readers that are looking for something yummy and sometimes decadent. We serve desserts to our Dinner Club gatherings with neighbors and for Family gatherings. We do not eat sweets daily. I also enter two major food competitions annually. One of them is a Holiday Cookie Contest and the other one is a Hatch Chile Contest that can include something sweet. I am constantly in pursuit of new recipes for both contests.
This recipe is a contender for the Holiday contest in the Bar category.

Salted Pistachio Lime Bars

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - 9" X 9" Baking Pan brushed with Pan Release Mix. (equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) I start with 1 C of each mixed well and refrigerated in a jar. I always have it available for all of my baking needs.

14 TBS Butter, melted
1 C chopped White Chocolate
3 Eggs
3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1 C Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 C Chopped Salted Pistachio Nuts
The Zest of 2 Limes (additional for garnish)
Confectioner's Sugar to dust the Bars just before serving.

Melt the Chocolate in a Microwave.

In a large mixing bowl:
Whisk well by hand.

Gently fold in Butter and Chocolate.
Fold in Nuts and Lime Zest by hand

Pour Batter into the Pan.
Bake 30 - 35 minutes.

Remove the Pan to a rack and cool for 10 minutes.
Invert the Pan onto a flat surface and release the Bars to cool completely.
Sprinkle the top with additional Lime Zest.
Dust the top just prior to serving.

Cut into Squares to serve.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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