My baking experiment #159 – lemon bars

Happy Sunday! The weather is once again lovely this weekend; very fall-like which is quite unusual for Dallas. The air is crisp & cool and the sky is a beautiful blue. I could really get used to this!

To celebrate this beautiful day, i made a change from my usual chocolate-y desserts and baked up some bright & citrus-y lemon bars:

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Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces

For Filling

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 F. Line loaf pan with foil.

In food processor, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Transfer mixture to pan and press evenly into bottom. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden and slightly firm.

Meanwhile, combine eggs & sugar and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in lemon juice, then beat in flour until very smooth. When crust is golden and set, pour in filling, return pan to oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes until set. Let cool completely on wire rack to room temperature.

Remove foil from pan and cut into 6 bars. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

These lemon bars are amazing: bursting with bright, lemony flavor, it’s like sunshine in your mouth! They are slightly tart & mildly sweet, which is my personal preference. If you prefer them a little sweeter, feel free to add more sugar in the filling.

What a wonderful way to start a sunny Sunday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and happy baking! 🙂

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