My recipe for The Best Ever Lemon Bars is super easy and perfect for lemon lovers!
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I have made these lemon bars probably 100 times. I have tweaked it just a bit each time until I hit the sweet spot. These are truly the best ever lemon bars. They are my daughters favorite, and they always disappear when I bring them anywhere! Also? They are so easy to make!
The crust is simple – just 3 ingredients, but it is magical. It has so much buttery flavor and the texture is perfect! It is the ideal base for the dreamy lemon filling. This filling is so bright and vibrant. I like to add lots of lemon zest after the bars have cooled to bump up the lemon flavor even more. And a sprinkling of powdered sugar just makes them so pretty! These are so refreshing and delicious.
They will be a hit wherever you take them. I speak from experience :
The Best Ever Lemon Bars
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||32 minutes|
|Total time||47 minutes|
- lemon zest
- powdered sugar
- 3/4 cups unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 5 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 5 heaped teaspoons all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
|Preheat oven to 350 |
In a medium bowl add butter, flour, and powdered sugar. Cut the butter into the flour and sugar until crumbly. Press the mixture into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
|In a large bowl beat the eggs with lemon juice and sugar. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well. Pour into baked crust and bake for 20 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Let cool to room temperature then chill in refrigerator. |
Add the zest of a lemon and a sprinkling of powdered sugar just before serving.
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