July 19, 2011

Simple Lemon Bars

A few weeks ago I posted an amazing Lemon Bar recipe over at Cookie Louise Pleaze in celebration of the lovely, Christina's one year bloggerversary. For those of you who might have missed it, I wanted to share it again because it's just THAT good.
Here's what you need…

For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted but not hot

For the filling:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Fit a piece of foil across the pan bottom and up 2 of the sides. Make sure the foil overhangs to the pull bars from the pan. Spray again with vegetable cooking spray.

Mix flour, salt and confectioner’s sugar in a medium bowl; stir in butter to form dough. Press dough into pan bottom (the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in flour helps press it down evenly). Bake until pale golden, about 20 minutes.

While pastry bakes, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice and zest in a medium bowl.

Remove pan from oven. Add lemon mixture and continue to bake until just set; about 20 minutes longer. Let cool in pan for a few minutes and then using foil handles, pull bars from pan and set on a wire rack. Cool until room temperature. 

Cut into 1x1 inch squares, dust lightly with more confectioner's sugar and serve. Makes about 36 delicious bars. Enjoy!


  1. Hehe I like your before and after pictures! This looks YUMMY. Can't wait to try it!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious!

  3. consider it done. I have me a date with some lemons this weekend. :)
    x krystie

  4. Yum! I might try this one of these days :P

  5. your comment on my lingo post just made my day, btw.
    have a good weekend :)
    x krystie


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