Pastel Lemon Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This refreshing and creamy dessert is a beautiful addition to your holiday table.
Other curds may be used to make this dessert- such as cranberry, or blueberry or lemon or raspberry or peach....


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Serves:

4 -6 servings

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

CRUST:

1/2 c
butter,room temperature
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 c
all purpose flour
1 pinch
salt

FILLING:

10 to 12 oz
pkg. frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
1/3 c
corn starch or 2/3 c. flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon zest
1 pinch
salt
3 large
egg whites plus
1 large
egg
2/3 c
fresh lemon juice
Garnish
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350^. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil- leaving it hang over the ends to lift out bars later.
2
Crust:
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar on medium until light and smooth. Add salt and flour on low speed until blended.
Press dough into bottom of prepared pan evenly to form a crust.
Bake about 25 minutes, or until set and golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
3
Filling: Place berries in blender and pulse until well blended. Or you can--
Place berries in a fine sieve and use the back of a wooden spoon to mash and press them through the sieve into a small bowl,if you wish.(I prefer the blender).
4
Whisk the sugar,corn starch, lemon zest and salt together in a large bowl. Add the egg whites and the whole egg and whisk until combined. Pour in the lemon juice and strawberry puree and whisk until smooth.
5
Pour the filling over the crust.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until just barely set- the center should not jiggle when shaken. Remove to wire rack to cool completely; then cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to serve ;lift out and cut into desired pieces and dust with powdered sugar if desired..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy