Recipe: Lemon Bars

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I recently received a request for a good lemon bar recipe – this one is a balanced blend of tart and sweet, and is easy to make. I recently brought these to a world cup match (Ghana vs. USA, for the curious) and they were a hit!

You will need:

  • Flour – 3 cups
  • Confectioners sugar – 1 & 1/3 cup
  • Butter – 1.5 cups
  • Eggs – 6
  • White sugar – 1 and 3/4 cups
  • Flour – 6 tbsp
  • 6 Lemons
  • Confectioners sugar – 1/4 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9.5×13” baking pan.

2. Combine the flour, the 1 & 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, and butter to make the bottom crust.

3. Pat dough into prepared pan.
I feel that those extra chunks of butter on top give the crust a shortcake-like texture.  Either that, or I just love butter.

4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust is light gold.


5.  Juice those lemons!
I don’t have a juicer, so I made do with a fork.  6 large lemons yielded about 1 cup of juice. Remember to remove those pesky little seeds.

6. Combine eggs, sugar, 6 tbsp flour and the lemon juice until frothy and there are no lumps.
Lumps = uncooked flour. Me no likey.

7. Pour the lemon/egg mixture onto the baked crust and pop it into the oven for 25 minutes or light golden.
Different ovens cook differently – make sure not to brown your lemon bars! Keep an eye on those suckers.

8.  Once it is completely cooled, dust with 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and cut into squares.
Completely cooled, mmkay? If you try this step while the pan is still hot, you’ll get some hot c-sugar mess.
Dunzo! Lemon bars!  Give it a try, and let me know how it goes.

What’s your favorite bar to eat? Bake?

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    July 13, 2010 at 12:05 am

    OMG, I love lemon bars and this seems relatively simple…I am feeling inspired to try it tomorrow!

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    July 13, 2010 at 12:19 am

    oh yum! i can just taste the zingy sweet tang!

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    July 13, 2010 at 12:48 am

    gosh i love your picture recipes. Thanks for posting so quickly!

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    July 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Ooh, me want.

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    July 13, 2010 at 4:59 am

    @Runrgurl10 Let me know how it goes!

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    July 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love lemon bars!! Good to know about a tried and true recipe

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    July 15, 2010 at 1:44 am

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! Citrus desserts are to die for.

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