Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lisa's Lime Brownies

A few years ago, my mom discovered these wonderful orange brownies from Paula Deen.  We love lime in my family, so recently, my mother adapted this recipe into a lime brownie.  These brownies do not taste like traditional brownies, but they are dense and chewy like the delicious chocolate brownies you are used to.  Try these for your next summer get together, or make some to enjoy while lounging around the pool.

Ingredients

Zest the limes with a fine grater or micro-plane.  Juice the limes by squeezing around a fork.
Brownies
  • 1.5 cups (plus 2 Tablespoons) flour
  • 2 cups (minus 2 Tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 4 eggs
  • Zest and juice of 3 limes
Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1/2 bag (about a pound) powdered sugar
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions

Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9x13 pan with Pam.
  3. Cream together the butter, sugar, lime zest, and lime juice.
  4. Beat in the eggs.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Pour into the greased pan, and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool.
Frosting
  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together.
  2. Mix in zest and juice.
  3. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar.
  4. Spread onto the cooled brownies.
These are so delicious!  I love to add a strawberry on the top, but I also think raspberry would be divine.  How would you dress up these brownies?

    3 comments:

    1. OH my Gosh! Looks soooo yummy. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Oh my goodness, those look amazing! Sounds like a refreshing treat for summer

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    3. How interesting. Sounds yummy! I just added these to my pinterest page. Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites.

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