These Lemon Bars are easy to make, sweet and tart, and made with fresh lemon. Makes a great Springtime dessert!
One year ago today I started this blog. This has been an awesome year! 50 recipes, two restaurant reviews, a product review and some posts with me just rambling later, and I’ve learned a lot. Mainly I’ve learned that my photography skills need a lot of work, but I’ve also learned that some people really do like my recipes, and I love that! I even had two of my recipes from here put into a cookbook! That is why I started this in the first place, I wanted to share my love of cooking with the people who read this. Along the way I’ve “met” other bloggers, and today a few of them are just like my friend’s in “real” life. Most of them are food bloggers, but some aren’t. Ironically, the blogger that wrote the cookbook that I’m featured in isn’t a food blogger! All my love to Jodi Ambrose <3
A few days before Easter I was looking for either a lemon bar or lemon pie recipe to make for Easter dessert. Instead of looking through my cookbooks or searching online I asked a few of my foodie friend’s if they had one, and my friend Cindy from Hun, What’s For Dinner? came to my lack of dessert planning rescue! Cindy is awesome! She’s married to a chef but she does most of the cooking at home, and has had her blog for almost 5 years! I wonder if I’ll make it that long..
- For the crust:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine (I used butter, the original recipe calls for margarine.)
- For the filling:
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Prepare the crust: Preheat oven to 350* F. Combine two cups flour with the powdered sugar. Cut in butter or margarine and stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an 8×13 baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges being to brown slightly.
While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. Beat the eggs together with the sugar, lemon juice and zest, flour and baking powder until well combined.
Once the crust is baked pour the filling over the crust and return to the oven for 25 minutes or until the filling is set. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar and allow pan to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Adapted from Hun...What's For Dinner?
My mother, sister and I loved them! My daughter only liked the powdered sugar, ha! Then she wanted to eat a whole lemon!