Exquisite Lemon Bars



Exquisite Lemon Bars

In the realm of citrusy delights, Exquisite Lemon Bars stand as a testament to the perfect balance between tangy zest and sweet indulgence. Picture a golden buttery crust that crumbles delicately beneath your fork, giving way to a luscious lemony filling that dances on your taste buds, leaving you craving for more. This recipe encapsulates the essence of sunny days and garden parties, making it a favorite among dessert enthusiasts.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.
  5. Pour the lemon mixture over the hot crust and return to the oven.
  6. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is set.
  7. Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  8. Once cooled, dust the top with powdered sugar and cut into squares.
  9. Serve and enjoy these Exquisite Lemon Bars with a cup of tea or your favorite coffee!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Exquisite Lemon Bars are the epitome of citrusy indulgence. With a buttery crust and a zesty lemon filling, these bars are a delightful treat for any occasion.

Nutritional Information: (per serving) Calories: 180 | Fat: 8g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sugar: 18g | Protein: 2g

Make these Exquisite Lemon Bars for your next gathering, and watch as they disappear within moments. Their vibrant flavor and delicate texture make them an irresistible dessert that will leave everyone asking for the recipe. Enjoy the citrusy bliss in every bite!