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Three lemon bars with powdered sugar topped with a lemon slice.

Meyer Lemon Bars

Making these lemon bars is simple, quick, and really satisfying. They make a great sweet-treat, as well as an indulgent gift for friends and family!
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Servings:36 bars

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Blend together ½ cup sugar, 2 cups flour and 1 cup softened butter in a medium bowl and press into a bottom of 9x13 inch pan (ungreased).
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F until firm and golden, for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the base. Bake for another 20 minutes. Once the bars are cooled, they will firm up.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure they are completely cooled before you remove them from the tin - they can be very tricky to get out if they’re still warm.
  • Don’t be afraid to put a little extra butter into the base. It will make the pastry more crumbly, but it will also be a lot more rich and decadent. On the same note, try putting in a dash of salt, it’s sure to give the pastry a wonderful depth of flavor.
  • Before adding the bars to the oven for the second time, gently tap the baking tin against the counter - this will remove any air bubbles from the mix, giving you a smoother end consistency

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg