Lemon Bars

This weekend, we had friends over for a night of food, laughter and dessert! I already had Cherry Coke Cupcakes for a fun summertime dessert but needed something non-chocolate. I asked Hubby what to make with them? He shouted out “Lemon Bars! I love Lemon Bars!”

How can I argue with that?

Lemon Bars it is. But I lost my recipe since it’s been years since I’ve made them.

After browsing the Internet for the closest recipe,  I fell upon this one from Ina Garten.

A delicate, flaky shortbread topped with a thick layer of  tart, creamy lemon curd.

They were easy to make and oh so easy to eat!

This elegant dessert would be perfect for a picnic, a cookout or a dinner party with friends. If you have 6 lemons on hand – you’re good to go!

It’s as delicious as it is pretty!

P.S. I finally took the time to index all my blog posts, check it out at A Muse’s Recipes.

ONE YEAR AGO: Grilled Corn

Lemon Bars
A Kitchen Muse: 
Recipe type: desserts
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Serves: 20
A sweet tart ending to any meal!
  • CRUST:
  • ½ pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  3. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed.
  4. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball.
  5. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a ½-inch edge on all sides. Chill.
  6. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned.
  7. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.
  8. For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour.
  9. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
  10. Cut into squares or triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.


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2 comments on “Lemon Bars

  1. missy on said:

    how lovely! These are amazing!

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