Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars

Get ready to elevate your dessert game with these mouthwatering Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars. Crafted by the talented Elizabeth Rodriguez, this recipe combines the brightness of lemons with the rich, buttery goodness of a perfectly baked crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Mix in 2 cups of flour until the dough comes together.
  2. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake the crust at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by whisking together eggs, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  4. Pour the filling over the partially baked crust and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and cutting into bars.

Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 bars

Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and tart in every bite of these Fresh and Zesty Lemon Bars. Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or simply treating yourself, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. The buttery crust provides a satisfying crunch, while the lemony filling adds a burst of sunshine to your taste buds. Share these delightful bars with friends and family, and watch as they disappear in no time!

Nutrition per serving: 180 calories, 2g protein, 25g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 15g sugar, 9g fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 40mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium.

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