These blackberry lime bars are creamy, bright, and super delicious. I learned long ago that women love chocolate and men love berry desserts… supposedly, but that is so not the case with my husband and I. I definitely prefer all things berry and he is all about the chocolate. Well, unless it’s his favorite lime pie from Brazil. Which is where this recipe came from. His lime pie recipe that he learned while living in Brazil is made with a cracker crumb crust, sweetened condensed milk, media crema, eggs and lime juice of course.
One day we were trying to decide on dessert and he voted for his pie, but I was in the mood for blackberries. The juicy blackberries were making the filling too soupy when baked, so we took the crema out and it turned out perfect. It totally reminds me of the lemon bars from this post, but I love them even more.
There’s just something about a fresh fruit dessert that makes me feel so light and wonderful. I mean, really. Even if it’s a long and nasty winder I’ll bust out these blackberry lime bars and suddenly winter doesn’t seem so bad. But as it’s not winter, that just doesn’t matter does it.
Are Limes Nutritious?
Limes are very nutritious.
Limes are high in Vitamin C.
One lime provides 32 percent of the Vitamin C required in a day.
The nutrients in limes can support heart, reduce the risk of asthma, and promote healthy skin.
How Do You Zest A Lime?
If you do not have a zester, you can zest a lime or lemon with a grater.
Use a fine grater, with small holes.
Hold grater at an angle, and press the lime across it until the colored part of the lime has come off.
Are Blackberries Good For You?
Black berries are rich in vitamins A, C, E and most of our B vitamins.
They are also a good source of nutrients including potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Blackberry Lime Bars
Blackberry Lime Bars
- 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, 12 Tablespoons, Melted
- 2 3/4 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 14 oz cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons Lime Zest
- 1 Cup Lime Juice, Fresh
- 4 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten
- 2 Pint Blackberries, fresh
- If you haven't already, grind the graham crackers in a food processor, blender or in a ziploc with a rolling pin.
- Heat the oven to 350, and grease a 9x13" baking dish.
- In a large bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt.
- Press the crust mixture into your greased baking dish and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the counter while you prepare the filling.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, and eggs.
- Add the lime juice and zest and whisk thoroughly.
- Fold in the blackberries, being careful not to break them.
- Pour into the baked crust and place in the oven.
- Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely and then refrigerate at least 30 minutes until set.
Looks delicious!! 🙂
I just made lemon blueberry bars last Friday! They were very similar to yours and definitely worth making again! Very creamy! And the berries are a great balance! 🙂
Ok friend… You can't leave me hanging like that!!
(& delicious bars, by the way!)
I'm with Dara – you two are such a strong couple! And I know that you are going to end up on top!!
These bars are so right up my alley. I love everything about them!!
Jenny @ BAKE
I love this unusual combination of fruits!
What a great combination of flavors! So fun hanging out last night. We should have ended the night with these.
I love my chocolate..but would never pass on a berry dessert!
Yum Yum Yum.
Sweet darling girl… <3 hugs and prayers and so much more.
LOVING This recipe.. can't wait to make it!
Katie, I don't know how well they would freeze because the filling could gain moisture which would leak onto the crust when thawing. We will have to give it a try though!
You guys have been through so many ups and downs…what a strong couple you are! These blackberry bars sounds fantastic…especially with the hit of lime.
Just found your blog this morning and am looking forward to looking at other recipes.
I can't wait to try this for a bridal shower I am hosting Sunday. I have hand-picked (frozen) blackberries in the freezer!
I would so much rather have a berry dessert (or any fruit) than chocolate…these look fantastic! I haven't had blackberries yet this summer, love that you paired them up with lime!