Friday, March 2, 2018

On Friday's We Bake: Lemon Bars

This recipe is so yummy! I probably say that every week, but I could eat an entire pan of these in one day.

I love fruity desserts, they remind me of Spring and Summer, which I miss... like a lot.

These lemon squares have a lemony shortbread crust with a smooth, creamy, refreshing lemon custard. Delicious!

Not only do they taste like sunshine, they are as simple as ever to make. So let's get started with the crust!

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 and thoroughly butter a 9 x 13 pan.

2. With an electric mixer, cream all of the ingredients until it forms a ball.

3. Press dough evenly into pan and bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bake the topping.

Topping Ingredients:

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
juice of 2 lemons
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
powdered sugar


1. With electric mixer, beat eggs well and gradually add sugar until mixture is thick. Gradually add remaining ingredients, except the powdered sugar. Continue beating until crust comes out of the oven.

2. Pour lemon mixture over the hot crust, return it to the oven and reduce heat to 325. Bake 30-35 minutes util the top is golden.

3. Remove from oven and run a sharp knife around the edge

4. Cool 20 minutes and cut into squares. Remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

  1. I made these a couple weeks back with my girls (4 & 6) & they were delicious! Simple recipe, easy enough for them to help, and SO yummy!


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