Hi there! It’s Sarah from The Gold Lining Girl back again! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite desserts of all-time, and a recipe that’s been in my family for much longer than I’ve been alive! My grandmother has been making these Lemon Bars for decades. I remember them from the time I was just a small tyke! They’re well-loved. As is she, for passing this recipe down to me. Well, for other reasons too!
We’ve made little tweaks and changes over the years, and have landed on the most perfect version of all. Why? EXTRA filling, of course. When doesn’t extra filling make a dessert better? In addition to extra filling and extra lemon flavor, these bars have a buttery, shortbread crust. They’re unbelievably delicious!
Best of all, they’re easy. Ridiculously, embarrassingly, easy. They require little effort, and don’t take too much prep time or baking time! You might think that Lemon Bars sound more like a summertime dessert, but in my family, these are a year-round treat. We make these for nearly every holiday, including Thanksgiving and Christmas! It knows no seasonal boundaries to us! Something so delicious shouldn’t be confined to a particular time of year! 😉
I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for listening to me ramble over here today!!
Lemon Bars: adapted from Land O Lakes
1 1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
5 tbsp. lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Press into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
While crust is in the oven, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, whisk together all filling ingredients. Pour filling over hot crust. Return to oven for 18-20 minutes or until filling is set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Enjoy!
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