Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars


Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars

Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars

If you’re looking for the perfect balance of tangy and sweet, these Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars are sure to satisfy your cravings. With a buttery shortbread crust and a luscious lemony filling, they make for a delightful treat on any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×13-inch (23×33 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour and ½ cup of powdered sugar. Cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press this mixture into the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until it’s lightly golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, ¼ cup of flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.
  5. Once the crust is done, pour the lemon mixture over it and return it to the oven. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  6. Allow the lemon bars to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, dust the top with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

These Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars are a crowd-pleaser with their bright lemon flavor and buttery crust. Perfect for dessert or a sweet snack!

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 220, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 10mg, Total Carbohydrates: 31g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 22g, Protein: 2g

If you’re a lemon lover, these Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars are a must-try. The zingy lemon flavor combined with the sweetness of the filling and the buttery shortbread crust creates a harmonious dessert that’s simply irresistible. Whether you’re serving them at a picnic, a potluck, or just indulging in a sweet treat at home, these lemon bars are sure to brighten your day. Enjoy!