Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars, the silver lining in this never ending summer. 

Summer is almost over… YAY!!

Lemon Bars

Yes, I know that’s an unpopular opinion, but summer isn’t my season. I’m a sweaty Betty (shockingly that isn’t a Mad Men reference), I require a lot of air conditioning, and I look fabulous in a winter hat. Two weeks ago I painted my nails dark purple in protest of the 90° heat. In summary, I can’t wait for the temperature to cool down and the leaves to fall. 

There is one summery dessert that I love—Lemon Bars. 

Lemon Bars

If you don’t already know from my many, many, many recipes, I love lemon. Its tartness is a great balance to sweets, and I really enjoy the bright note it can bring to rich desserts. Lemon Bars are one of my favorite treats because there’re shamelessly lemon forward. They also seem to make a hot summer day a little more bearable. 

Lemon Bars

I usually have lots of advice, not this time. This recipe is so easy. All you need is a bag of lemons (I used seven lemons for this recipe), your trusty zester, and lemony bliss awaits. 

Happy Sifting! 

Lemon Bars
Grab a bag of lemons and start zesting.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Crust
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. ¾ cup powdered sugar. plus more for dusting
  3. 2 ¼ cup flour
  4. 1/8 tsp. salt
  5. 1 ½ Tbs. lemon zest
Filling
  1. 4 large eggs
  2. 4 egg yolks
  3. 1 cup lemon juice
  4. 2 Tbs. lemon zest
  5. 1 cup flour
  6. 1/8 tsp. salt
  7. 2 ½ cups sugar
Crust
  1. Butter a 9x13 inch pan and preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Add salt, flour, and lemon zest until a dough forms.
  4. Press dough evenly into pan.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or when the edges of the crust just start to brown.
Filling
  1. While the crust is baking, whisk the remaining ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Pour lemon mixture over top of the crust. It’s perfectly fine if the crust is still warm.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bars are just set. It’s set when the filling in the center of the pan no longer jiggles.
  4. Allow the bars to cool completely and dust generously with powdered sugar before cutting into squares.
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