Lemon Bars

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Lemon anything in the summertime is just about my favourite thing. It probably has something to do with the bright, vibrant yellow of a lemon looking like the sun and putting a big smile on my face.

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A friend of mine from culinary school sent me a message asking if I had a go-to lemon bar recipe. I didn’t, but I definitely do now.

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These bars are lemony. There is nothing subtle about the lemon with these and that’s just the way I like it. I’ve put some lemon zest in the shortbread and 8 lemons worth of freshly squeezed lemon juice making up the filling.

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Lemons for everyone!

These lemon bars couldn’t be easier to make. A super simple 4-ingredient shortbread base and the filling? The hardest part is juicing the lemons, which isn’t hard at all 🙂

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Top these babies off with a little powdered sugar when they’re cool and you have just about the most perfect summer treat!

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When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars.

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Lemon Bars: 

Ingredients:

Crust: 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Zest of one lemon

Filling: 

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • Juice of 8-9 lemons (about 1 cup)
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray or line a 9×13″ pan with parchment paper.
  2. To make the crust, beat together the butter, sugar, flour and lemon zest. Press into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the sugar and flour. Add eggs and lemon juice, whisking to combine. Pour over baked crust and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into desired size.

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