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Lemon Bars

Wishing you had an easy, 5 ingredient desert for tonight? These lemon bars are sweet, tart, custardy perfection!

Wishing you had an easy, 5 ingredient desert for tonight? I tried Gimme Some Oven’s lemon bars— they’re sweet, tart, custardy perfection!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • ~4 lemons 
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbs all-purpose flour
  • Optional- extra lemon slices for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a pan with parchment paper. The bigger your pan, the thinner your crust on the bottom will be (I used a 6X8).
  2. Combine 1.5 cups flour, 3/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and the zest of 1 of your lemons in a bowl. Either mix by hand (with 2 forks- dice your butter first) or in a food processor/stand mixer. Stop before it turns into a ball.
  3. This is your crust! Put it in the pan and use your hands to flatten. Bake for 20 min.
  4. While baking, turn to the lemon filling. Combine 4 eggs, 1 cup powdered sugar, the juice of 4 lemons (~1/2 cup) and 2 tbs flour. Whisk until combined. Try to get rid of bubbles/clumps (using a sieve or fork). Honestly, I didn’t have a sieve and had some clumps— I hid them under the lemon slices and didn’t taste the difference!
  5. Once the crust timer goes off, pour the filling on top and put right back in oven. Cook for 15- 20 min (check at 15 min mark), removing right when the filling has set.
  6. Let cool, then transfer to fridge to chill for >2 hrs.
  7. You can top with more powdered sugar (I didn’t – mine were already sweet enough) or lemon slices.

Disclaimer: these are not my typical health food. The healthy bars had far too many ingredients I felt were inaccessible and would end up half used on your shelves- which is not my MO ever. And hey, it’s quarantine, and it’s totally ok to treat yourself! 


What if I want dessert but not this one? Don’t worry, I won’t be offended. Here are some of my other favorite simple desserts:


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Wishing you had an easy, 5 ingredient desert for tonight? I tried @gimmesomeoven’s lemon bars— they’re sweet, tart, custardy perfection for your Memorial Day weekend! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cold butter, diced 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar ~4 lemons 4 large eggs 2 tbs all-purpose flour Optional- extra lemon slices for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 350F and line a pan with parchment paper. The bigger your pan, the thinner your crust on the bottom will be (I used a 6X8). Combine 1.5 cups flour, 3/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and the zest of 1 of your lemons in a bowl. Either mix by hand (with 2 forks- dice your butter first) or in a food processor/stand mixer. Stop before it turns into a ball. This is your crust! Put it in the pan and use your hands to flatten. Bake for 20 min. While baking, turn to the lemon filling. Combine 4 eggs, 1 cup powdered sugar, the juice of 4 lemons (~1/2 cup) and 2 tbs flour. Whisk until combined. Try to get rid of bubbles/clumps (using a sieve or fork). Honestly, I didn’t have a sieve and had some clumps— I hid them under the lemon slices and didn’t taste the difference! Once the crust timer goes off, pour the filling on top and put right back in oven. Cook for 15- 20 min (check at 15 min mark), removing right when the filling has set. Let cool, then transfer to fridge to chill for >2 hrs. You can top with more powdered sugar (I didn’t – mine were already sweet enough) or lemon slices. – Disclaimer: these are not my typical health food. The healthy bars had far too many ingredients I felt were inaccessible and would end up half used on your shelves- which is not my MO ever. And hey, it’s quarantine, and it’s totally ok to treat yourself!

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