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Julia’s Sweet Citrus Mint Bars

Mint breeder and innkeeper extraordinare, Jim Westerfield, sent us a box of his mint bars made from his new Julia’s Sweet Citrus mint variety in late 1999. They arrived right in the middle of our busiest catalogue production time, a time when we barely have the time to kiss our kids. What a hit they were! We loved them so much we just had to share them with you.


1 stick butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup unbleached flour


2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons unbleached flour
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon minced Julia’s Sweet Citrus mint
1/8 teaspoon mint extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the crust ingredients and press into a 9 inch by 9 inch pan. Bake for 16 minutes; cool slightly.

Whisk together the filling ingredients and pour into the baked crust. bake for 25 minutes more or until set. Cool, cut, and serve.

Makes 24 bars.

About Jim Westerfield

Innkeeper extraordinare Jim Westerfield has a passion for herbs and for cross breeding new varieties of mints. His first big splash was Hillary’s Sweet Lemon mint introduced in 1995.

Jim and his wife Marilyn run an award-winning American bed-and-breakfast inn called “Westerfield House” in Freeburg, Illinois (near St. Louis). It is reknowned for its gourmet luncheon and dinner events held throughout the year.


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