Perfectly tangy, lusciously sweet, these lemon bars do double time on flavor without taking hours to make! You’ll have a hard time eating just one.
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Keyword how do I make lemon bars, how to make lemon bars, Lemon Bars, lemon bars recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
1cup(2 sticks) unsalted butter, very cold
1teaspoonfresh lemon zest
2 1/2teaspoonsfresh lemon zest
1/3cupfresh lemon juice
Make the Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with a double thickness of aluminum foil, allowing 2-3 inches to extend over long sides. Spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice each stick of cold butter into about 8 slices. In the bowl of a food processor add flour, powdered sugar, and sliced butter. Pulse until butter pieces are about the size of peas. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and press evenly into dish. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until edges of the crust begin to brown.
Make the Filling: In a small bowl combine baking powder and flour and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth. Add sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and combine. Add flour mixture and combine. Pour filling over hot crust and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool bars in pan set on top of a cooling rack for about half an hour. Remove bars from pan and cool on rack completely.
Lift a generous layer of powdered sugar onto bars. Cut bars and serve.