Tart Lemon Bars

1
Brandi Kirkpatrick

By
@IdGirl25

I LOVE tart lemon bars and a lot of recipes I've run into are rather....tamed down for my taste. I followed a generic lemon bar recipe and tweaked it up a notch or two in the lemon department.

Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
5 eggs
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon extract

How to Make Tart Lemon Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • 3Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon rind for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
  • 5Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.

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About Tart Lemon Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American