Best Lemon Bars Recipe

29 January 2012

easy lemon bards
I wake up early every Saturday so I can hop down to the Farmer's Market just to indulge in freshly baked lemon bars, they've become somewhat of a weakness in my life, between the cooling yet tart flavor and the crumbly crust I just can't help myself and have been know to buy a few more than I 'need' to. So imagine how dangerous it was when I found this amazing, and (so so so) simple recipe for my very own lemon bars from home. Mmm.

Lemon Bars
1 1/2 cups  flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/3 cup butter, room temp.

4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained
Preheat oven to 350˚F and line 13×9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
Start by making the crust.  In a large bowl, mix  flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest. Add butter to flour mixture and blend with an electric mixer at low speed until mixture is crumbly. 
Pour into pan and press mixture down with your fingers to form even layer.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until just lightly browned around the edges. For the filling, whisk together eggs, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl.
 When the crust comes out of the oven and is still hot, pour in filling mixture.
 Bake for about 20 minutes, or until filling is set and does not jiggle when the pan is gently shaken.
Cool completely before slicing. 
Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy.
amazing lemon bars


t said...

Looks so good!

Heather said...

My mouth is literally watering. lol

Jen S. said...

O absolutely loveeee lemon bars I will have to try this recipe.


Call me M said...

Oh they look delicious!
I've made lemon bars before but I wasn't so thrilled with that recipe. I'll try yours next time! :)

Katie Kondek said...

Mmm! These sound and look delicious! I LOVE lemon bars - the tart and the buttery crust are SO good together!

Erica said...

They sound & look so delicious but I've never had one yet!

The Chic Sheet said...

Oh so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)


Jenna said...

These look fantastic! I love lemon everything!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Great recipe. I love lemon bars! -xo

CoffeeBreakCrn said...

OOh thanks for sharing. Those look really good. I am going to have to try out the recipe. =)

Gray Skies said...

Mmmm, lemon bars! My mom makes these every Christmas, and I never want to ask for the recipe because 1) It would be dangerous for me to be able to make them whenever I wanted, and 2) I'm sure they taste better when my mom makes them anyway!