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Luscious Lemon Bars

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Lemon Bars

 

 

 

Lemon Bars

 

Classic lemon bars with a crisp flaky crust, tangy lemon filling, and a dusting of powdered sugar. Just enough tartness to make them not too sweet and lots of lemon flavor. While my family definitely has a sweet tooth, there are times when I crave something a little more fruity. These lemon bars are one of my go-to favorites for times when we have company over or if we need to bring something to a bake sale.

 

 

 

 

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Lemon Bars
These lemon bars are so scrumptious. They have a flaky bottom crust with a slightly tart, slightly sweet, lemony filling. Sprinkle with a little confectioners' sugar and you have an amazing dessert that's just right for any celebration.
Lemon Bars
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Crust
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar + a little for dusting on the top
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Lemon Filling
  • 4 large eggs + 2 additional yolks
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 or 7 lemons)
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Crust
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar + a little for dusting on the top
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Lemon Filling
  • 4 large eggs + 2 additional yolks
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 or 7 lemons)
Lemon Bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan with oil or cooking spray; line with foil leaving a couple inches hanging over on each end of the pan; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. With a fork, combine the butter, flour, brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, and salt. Try to cut butter into the dry ingredients rather than stirring to thoroughly combine and break down the butter. You should end up with a crumbly mixture. Press evenly into the prepared pan pushing a little up the sides to make a 1/2 inch edge, make sure there are no gaps, holes or cracks in the crust. Bake about 25 minutes or until it just begins to turn golden brown.
  2. While the crust is baking: Whisk together the whole eggs, 2 additional egg yolks, sugar, and flour, until smooth and well combined. Whisk in the grated lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. As soon as the crust is done baking, remove from oven and lower the temperature to 300° F. Immediately pour the lemon filling over the hot crust and put the pan back into the oven. Bake until the filling just sets, about 30 minutes.
  3. Cool completely on a wire rack, then refrigerate for several hours until firm and chilled. Using the foil, lift the bars out of the pan and cut into serving pieces, dust with confectioners' sugar.

 

 

 

Lemon Bars, 5.0 out of 5 based on 16 ratings
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