Luscious Lemon Bars

I like to store ideas for lemon-related recipes in the back of my head until January of every year. My mother-in-law loves lemon desserts and since January is her birth month, it has also become lemon month. It is nice having a little taste of summer in the dead of winter!

My first 2013 lemon experiment was edible, but not blog-worthy. My second, this delicious little bar, was fabulous! If you, too, have a loved-one who swoons over lemon desserts, you must give these a try.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

2 cups flour

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 sticks butter, softened

Mix until crumbly.

Using your fingers, press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

4 eggs

2 cups granulated sugar

Zest from one lemon

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup flour

Whisk until lumps are gone. Pour over the partially-baked crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

Once the bars have cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Luscious Lemon Bars

If you are a lemon-lover, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite dessert!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Feb 5, 2013

Serves: 16

Total time: 1 hr

Luscious

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, kosher salt and butter. Mix until crumbly. Using your fingers, press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and ¼ of flour. Whisk until lumps are gone. Pour over the partially-baked crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes. Once the bars have cooled, dust with confectioners’ sugar and cut into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator.