Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Lemon Bars recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Lemon Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wicked_queen

Makes 16 servings



Delicious creamy and oh so tart!

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Lemon Bars

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Homemade Lemon Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the center of oven. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

  2. To make crust: In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, and salt; process to combine. Add butter to processor and process until mixture is pale yellow and resembles a coarse meal, about 10 seconds. If you don't have a food processor, whisk together flour, confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and work into flour mixture using a pastry blender or your fingers.

  3. Pour crust mixture into prepared baking dish, pressing down with your fingers to create a 1/4-inch-thick layer along the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides, pressing firmly at the edges to seal. Transfer pan to freezer and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to oven and bake, rotating pan once during baking, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, make the topping: In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and flour; stir in lemon juice, milk, and salt until well combined.

  5. Remove baking pan from oven. Stir topping and pour into warm crust. Return pan to oven and continue baking until topping is just set but not browned, about 20 minutes.

  6. Transfer baking pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 20 squares. Serve immediately or wrap each bar tightly with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
264
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
5.9g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Sodium
296mg
12%
Potassium
54mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
41.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
29.3g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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