Luscious Lemon Bars
I have baked a ton of lemon bar recipes over the years and have never found "the one". I took what I liked from my top recipe picks and developed what I think is an awesome lemon bar recipe! They are incredibly luscious and luxurious. You might wonder what the secret is to these wonderful bars - well, I'll tell you. It's the flour in the filling. The flour gives the filling a rich creaminess that I absolutely love. The short bread cookie is all that it should be - buttery with a hint of lemon. They would make great additions to a New Year's Eve celebration or any party really. Please try these lemon bars and let me know that you think! I would love to hear from you.
Place the lemons in a microwave for 15 seconds to make it easier for max juice and zest.
Preparation time is 20 minutes. Total time is approximately 1 hour.
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Ingredients for Crust:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Ingredients for Filling:
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup flour
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
Line an 8 by 8 pan with parchment paper. Combine all the crust ingredients and mix well. Press into the pan, working to spread evenly. Bake for approximately 16 minutes in a 325 degrees F oven.
For the filling, mix all the filling ingredients with a whisk in a large bowl. Pour the filling into the crust. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes. Remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar if desired. Cool before serving.
(edited by Anna Weicht)