Zesty Lemon Bars to Brighten Your Day



Zesty Lemon Bars to Brighten Your Day

If you’re looking for a delightful and tangy treat to brighten your day, these Zesty Lemon Bars are just what you need. The perfect combination of sweet and citrusy, they are a burst of sunshine in every bite. Whether you want to impress your guests at a summer picnic or simply satisfy your lemon craving, this recipe has you covered.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) 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
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, 3/4 cup of powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and mix until the dough resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared baking pan, creating an even layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.
  5. Once the crust is ready, pour the lemon filling over it and return it to the oven. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the filling is set.
  6. Allow the lemon bars to cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up.
  7. Dust the top with powdered sugar, slice into bars, and enjoy your homemade Zesty Lemon Bars!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

Yields: 12-16 bars

These Zesty Lemon Bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, making them a delightful treat for any occasion. With a buttery crust and a luscious lemon filling, they are sure to brighten your day.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 235, Fat: 11g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g

When life gives you lemons, make Zesty Lemon Bars! These bars are a crowd-pleaser, and you’ll find yourself making them again and again. They are great for dessert, snack time, or whenever you need a bit of citrusy sunshine in your life. Share them with friends and family, and watch their faces light up as they savor the bright and zesty flavors of these lemon bars. So go ahead, bake a batch today, and let these Zesty Lemon Bars brighten your day!