Lemon Bars

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An extra splash of lemon juice plus lemon peel adds tremendous tang to this classic recipe. Pucker up and enjoy this luscious dessert.

Lemon Bars sliced on blue and white plate
Photo: Stephen Kent Johnson
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
33 mins
Total Time:
58 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¾ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Grease foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, the granulated sugar, the 3 tablespoons flour, the lemon peel, lemon juice, and half-and-half. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan. Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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