Friday, March 29, 2013

Zesty Lemon Bars

I'm home for Easter and the lemon tree in our backyard has been producing the most perfect fruit. Thus, when life gives you lemons always make lemon bars! This recipe seemed to be the perfect combination of zesty and sweet, enjoy (see directions at the bottom)!



2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup softened butter

4 eggs
4 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoons lemon zest 
{I used about 4 1/2 lemons for this recipe}


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2 Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioners' sugar together. Then, cut in butter and mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Spread/press dough into 9x13 inch pan. {I placed baking foil into the pan, which makes it easier to eventually remove the bars from the pan.} Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Filling: Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons of flour, lemon juice, and lemon rind until there are no more clumps. Pour mixture over the baked crust into the pan.
4 Bake bars for another 20-25 minutes {I like them to be a bit chewy so I left mine in for 25 minutes}. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top once it has cooled.    
    xo, Elissa


  1. Those look SO good! Eeeek, you have a lemon tree. So cool! Happy Good Friday!

  2. Those look amazing! I've always wanted to bake/cook using fruits and veggies I've grown myself


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