These Creamy Lime Pie Square Bites are one of my new favorite things to make. In fact, they are so delicious, I am planning on making them for an upcoming birthday party I am helping with. They are easy to make – and just downright delicious! You only need a few ingredients on hand and a little time in the kitchen to make this little dessert masterpiece. It’s also a perfect Summer treat!
To make these creamy lime square bites you will need a few things on hand:
To make the crust:
- 5 Tbsp unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 drop Lime essential oil (this is the brand I use) OR if not using essential oils, use 1 Tbsp grated lime zest.
- 1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
To make the filling:
- 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 10 drops Lime essential oil (OR the juice from 4 Limes)
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil (OR 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice)
- 2 egg yolks
Creamy Lime Pie Square Bites
Preheat oven to 350. Cover an 8×8 glass square dish with foil.
Whisk together all of your crust ingredients until it becomes a grainy consistency. Take a spoon and press the graham crust into the foil making sure all of the edges and bottom are completely covered.
Place into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about an hour.
For the filling, add all of your ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well for about 30 minutes, and then for 3 minutes on low. Place into the graham cracker crust, making sure all of the edges are filled.
Bake in the oven for about 5-10 minutes, and then remove. Place onto a cooling rack for about 15 minutes, and then chill in the refrigerator for remaining 45 minutes to set.
To serve, remove carefully from dish with foil and cut into bite sized squares.
Looking for other ways to use Lime Essential Oil? A great group of bloggers and myself got together so we could share our favorite recipes to use with Lime. You don’t have to use essential oils in order to make this delicious dessert, but if you have on hand, give it a try! You can find all of the other great Lime recipes below. Leave me a comment if you make these Creamy Lime Pie Square Bites and tell me if you love them as much as we do!
If you have ever wanted to start using essential oils, you can read all about WHY I love to use mine here.
Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings.