Lemon Bars

//Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Well, I’ve been looking for recipes lately that are different from what usually come out of my kitchen.  As I was flipping through a recipe book at the dinner table, I came across a recipe for lemon bars.  I looked at my husband and asked, “Do you like lemon bars?” and he replied, “I don’t think I’ve ever had them, but I do like lemon flavored stuff, so I probably would like them.”  I nodded.  He’s almost always open to trying something new, especially with food.  After doing some research on different recipes for lemon bars, I combined what other people had recommended and suggested for making the recipes even better, and got to work.

The original recipe calls for using a 9×13 inch baking dish, but I used a slightly smaller one, 8×11.  And honestly, I thought the thickness of these bars was perfect.  Not too thin, but not overly thick, either.  If you’re looking for a dessert with a tart, lemony flavor…look no further!

After making the video for these little cuties, I told my husband about them. He forgot. I forgot. Next thing I know, it had been a few too many days and I ended up tossing what was left since I couldn’t eat all of them myself. Apparently he forgot about them like he forgets about leftover lunches on a regular basis, so the lemon bars suffered a similar fate. Oops. Next batch, Sugar Boo.

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Lemon Bars

For the Crust

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup white sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together all ingredients using an electric mixer.  Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8×11 inch baking dish.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until firm and golden.

*Baking time will decrease if using a 9×13 inch baking dish.

For the Filling

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/3 cup all purpose flour

2/3 cup lemon juice

Whisk together sugar and flour in a medium size mixing bowl.  Add eggs and lemon juice, whisk together until combined.  Pour over baked crust.  Bake for an additional 25 minutes.  After cooling completely, cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.*  Store in refrigerator to maintain firmness for up to 5 days.

*The powdered sugar gets absorbed into the bars, so don’t be surprised if you notice it has disappeared. Just sprinkle some more on top right before serving to make them look nice and pretty.

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By | 2022-03-22T10:54:52+00:00 April 8th, 2022|Desserts|0 Comments

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