This lemon bar recipe sounds great, especially for lemon lovers. It has a filling that is nice and thick, a great lemon flavor and a beautiful silky texture. I’ve seen that this recipe has been quite popular lately and everybody was sharing the image on Pinterest and Facebook, so I decided to give it a try. It’s not a big deal to create these bars, but I was a little disappointed with the result. I used fresh lemon juice as suggested in the recipe and I think it had too much flavor, because the taste was extremely strong. I would recommend adding more sugar in the filling or using less lemon juice, but here is the original recipe. Try it out and feel free to come back and tell your opinion and share your suggestions.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained
How It’s Made?
Step 1: Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 9×9-inch baking tray with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest.
Step 3: Cut butter into chunks and add to flour mixture. Blend in with an electric mixer at low speed until mixture forms coarse, sandy crumbs.
Step 4: Pour into tray and press mixture down into an even layer.
Step 5: Bake for 16-19 minutes, until just lightly browned around the edges.
Step 6: While crust is baking, make filling. Whisk together all filling ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 7: When the crust comes out of the oven and is still hot, pour in filling mixture. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until filling is just set (it will still jiggle when the pan is gently moved). Filling will continue to set as the crust cools.
Step 8: When the bars are completely cooled, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing.
Step 9: Top slices with confectioners’ sugar to serve.