Super Sunny Lemon Bars

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Super Sunny Lemon Bars Recipe

Today, I’m sharing my recipe for the BEST lemon bars. My cousins visited last weekend, and this is their most favorite dessert. It made me think that I should share the love with you all, so here we go! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do… a perfect spring treat to add to a picnic or backyard BBQ now that the weather is so beautiful!

Lemon Bar Recipe

Lemon Bar Recipe

Lemon Bars

Yield: 12-24 bars, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 1/3 c. flour, divided
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1/3 c. fresh orange juice (about 1 large orange)
  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • Garnish: powdered sugar + orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease and foil line a 9x13 pan.
  3. Beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. Add 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and beat until a smooth dough is formed (don't over-mix!)
  5. Press this dough into the prepared pan, and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. While the dough is baking, whisk together eggs, 1/3 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, orange zest, fresh orange juice, and fresh lemon juice.
  7. Pour this mixture over the baked crust.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until the bars are set.
  9. Let the bars cool completely until set.
  10. Chill, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cut into squares.
  11. Garnish with orange zest, raspberries, or strawberries.
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Comments

  1. Krista Low says:

    I love that these have raspberries on top! Mmmm. They look perfect for spring! I would love if you linked this fabulous recipe up on Tursday @ Great Idea Thursday’s http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com :) Krista

  2. Lindsey says:

    Lemon bars are one of my all-time favorite desserts. I’ve been on the lookout for a long time (years) for the “perfect” lemon bar recipe. I will look no further. I made these two days ago and they were fabulous. I could actually taste the lemon flavor (which is my favorite part)…yay! I made several other bar desserts for the party, but these were definitely the biggest hit. Thank you for ending my search!

    • Lindsey- Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful feedback! I am thrilled that you love them, and that you’ve found a go-to recipe for lemon bars. I agree- they’re hard to perfect, and I love this recipe, too! Maybe you’ll bake up a batch for the 4th celebrations coming up :) Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend, and thanks again for sharing this with me!

  3. The Inspiration Network says:

    These look so delicious! You were featured at The Inspiration Network! Thanks for such inspiring recipes!

    http://theinspiration-network.com/lemon-bars-from-be-sweet/

    Diana and Melanie
    The Inspiration Network Girls

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