Mango and Lime Bars

It’s hard to imagine anything more iconic to an Indian summer than mangoes. These mango lime bars are rich, creamy and bursting with tropical flavours – the quintessential summer dessert. The recipe starts with a buttery and light shortbread crust, which is then topped with a creamy lime-infused mango curd. These bars are truly irresistible and the best way to make use of mangoes this summer!


For the shortbread base:

  1. 100 g butter, at room temperature
  2. 30 g granulated sugar
  3. 140 g flour

For the mango curd:

  1. 75 g mango, diced
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 145 g granulated sugar
  4. 35 g flour
  5. 100 g lime juice
  6. 1 teaspoon lime zest


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a 7×7 square pan with butter and parchment paper.
  2. To make the shortbread, in a mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar and flour and mix together until combined. Press at the bottom of the pan ensuring you have a smooth even layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, make the mango curd. In a food processor, add the diced mango along with the sugar and eggs. Blend until completely smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and whisk in the lime juice and zest. Finally fold in the flour. Pour on top of shortbread base and bake for 25-30 minutes or until centre is no longer wobbly. The bars will continue to set as they cool. Refrigerate and slice into squares.