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Friday, December 14, 2012

Luscious Lemon Bars

One of my all time favorite desserts are lemon bars. I mean they are just SO good. The gooey, tangy filling and the crunchy, flaky crust are like a magical melody to my taste buds!!! Mr. B has been asking me to make some desserts for Christmas, so when I saw a case of Meyer lemons I knew what he was getting!

Aren't these most BEAUTIFUL fruits?!?
 Here's the recipe if you'd like to take these on for yourselves. 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/4 half and half
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Start by pre-heating your oven to 350°.  Mix the first five ingredients together. If your food processor has a pastry blade, this is the perfect time to try it out. Otherwise, you can use a hand mixer or even a fork to break up the butter. You want the dough to be chunky. Press your dough into a 9x13" baking dish and pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust starts to brown.

While the crust is cooking, mix the remaining ingredients (obviously, not the powdered sugar!). Once you've done this, pull the crust out and pour the filling over it while it's still hot.

Double check for seeds!
Ready to bake.
Place in the oven and continue to bake for another 25 minutes or until the filling has set up. Sift remaining powdered sugar on top and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.


Mrs. B

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