Lemon Bars

Our neighborhood has lots of lemon trees, which is why we have been making lemon bars in our household lately. This is the second lemon bar recipe listed on this site. However, I have decided to leave both of them on here because the previous one is from Tartine, and Tartine is an amazing bakery in San Francisco with outstanding recipes. This recipe was found on anitalianinmykitchen.com website and they are super easy to make.

Ingredients:

Shortbread base:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup flour

1 pinch salt

Lemon filling:

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 TBS fresh lemon juice

1 pinch of salt

Zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or line with parchment paper an 8 X 8 inch pan.

In a medium bowl mix butter and powdered sugar until combined. Then begin adding flour and beat again until a soft dough forms. Place into the prepared pan and press down evenly. Bake 18-20 minutes. Leave that oven on when you remove the shortbread base.

In another medium bowl, mix eggs, sugar, baking powder, fresh lemon juice, pinch of salt, and zest. Pour over warm baked base and return to oven for 20-25 minutes (until the center is set). Cool in the pan and chill in the fridge for 1 hour for easier cutting. Dust with powdered sugar.

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