Zesty Lemon Bars: Sweet and Tangy Dessert Delight

Zesty Lemon Bars: Sweet and Tangy Dessert Delight

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Cut in the softened butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a separate bowl.
  5. Once the crust is ready, pour the lemon mixture over the hot crust and return it to the oven for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, and enjoy your zesty lemon bars!

Total time: 3 hours (including cooling time)

Yield: 24 bars

These Zesty Lemon Bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. With a buttery crust and a luscious lemon filling, they are a delightful treat for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them at a summer picnic or as a refreshing dessert after dinner, these bars will always be a crowd-pleaser.

Nutrition information (per serving): Calories: 180, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 5mg, Total Carbohydrates: 28g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 20g, Protein: 2g

Make these Zesty Lemon Bars, and watch them disappear as everyone enjoys the sweet and tangy flavors that make them a dessert delight. The combination of fresh lemon juice and zest creates a burst of citrusy goodness in every bite, and the buttery crust provides the perfect balance of sweetness. These bars are easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll find these lemon bars irresistible. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to savor the delightful taste of Zesty Lemon Bars!