Zesty Lemon Bars That’ll Make Your Taste Buds Dance!

Picture yourself on a warm summer day, a gentle breeze in the air, and the sun casting a golden glow all around. What better way to celebrate such a day than with a plate of delightful Zesty Lemon Bars? These citrusy treats are a burst of sunshine in every bite, making your taste buds dance with joy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, softened butter, and powdered sugar. Mix until it forms a crumbly texture.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to create a crust. Bake it for 20 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  5. Once the crust is done baking, pour the lemon filling over it. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the filling is set and the edges turn golden brown.
  6. Let the lemon bars cool completely in the pan, then dust with powdered sugar.
  7. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy the zesty goodness!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 16 bars

These Zesty Lemon Bars are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The buttery crust pairs perfectly with the bright lemon filling, creating a dessert that’s simply irresistible.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 138
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 27mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 2g

Imagine serving these lemon bars at your next gathering. The citrusy aroma and vibrant flavor will make everyone’s taste buds dance with delight. Whether it’s a picnic, a family get-together, or simply a treat for yourself, these Zesty Lemon Bars are a slice of sunshine that brightens any occasion. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s bake some happiness today!