Easy Lemon Bars

“These Easy Lemon Bars are packed with tart lemon flavor. With a buttery shortbread crust and a bright and zingy lemon filling, this lemon bar recipe is the best way to use fresh lemons!” – www.foxandbriar.com

Serving Size: 12 bars

Ingredients:

For The Crust:

  • 1 cup softened butter unsalted
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For The Filling:

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  •  cup fresh lemon juice about 6 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2-3 small lemons
Directions:
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of the prepared 9×13 inch pan.
    • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until firm and golden.
    • In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 and 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs, lemon juice and zest. Pour over the baked crust.
    • Bake for an additional 2025 minutes, until filling is set and not jiggly.  Allow to cool at room temperature, in the pan on a wire rack.  When cooled, transfer pan to the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Dust with confectioners sugar before cutting if desired.  Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days.

Recipe and Photo credit: www.foxandbriar.com

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