Lemon Bars Recipe

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


Submitted by sarahk7759

Makes 24 servings



The crust must be HOT when you pour on the lemon mixture. You?ll need approximately three lemons to yield the amount of juice and zest in this recipe. You can increase the lemon flavor of these bars by adding more zest or eliminate the zest altogether for a less tart taste. You can also change the flavor completely by subbing fresh lime juice and zest for the lemon.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Bars

1 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
5 tbsp Brown Sugar
8 tbsp regular butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 large egg(s)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
30 g g) 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup(s) fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest

Recipe Directions for Lemon Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. To make crust, mix flour and light brown sugar using a food processor until fully incorporated. Toss butter into flour mixture and pulse to combine using short bursts of power until butter is cut into tiny pea-sized pieces and dough appears lumpy. Sprinkle crust mixture onto an ungreased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan as evenly as possible; press down with a spatula to create a packed surface. Place crust in middle of oven and bake until golden, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, to make lemon topping, beat eggs in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Add vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of powdered sugar; mix well. Add lemon juice and remaining powdered sugar; mix until powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add zest.

  4. As soon as crust is finished, remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300F. Immediately pour lemon mixture over hot crust. Bake completely, about 30 minutes; cool, and cut into 24 bars. Yields 1 bar per serving.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 26.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
66
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
5.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* 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
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
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