Six-ingredients are all you need for these easy lemon bars. Bursting with great sweet-tart lemon taste and a buttery shortbread base, they are everything a lemon bar should be. Perfect for every day or a special occasion.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a 9 by 13 baking dish. Give it a light brush of butter then cover the bottom with parchment paper.
Soften 1 cup (two sticks) of butter in the microwave. Mix the softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. If unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt. It will look crumbly. Press into the bottom of prepared pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and golden.
Whisk together 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/3 cup flour. Add 4 eggs and the juice of 4 medium lemons (or 2/3 cup lemon juice.) Mix well.
Pour the lemon/egg mixture over the baked crust. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cool in refigerator before cutting into 2-inch squares.
An easy recipe to cut in half using an 8 by 8 baking dish.
You may use fresh lemons or lemon juice.
Be sure to cool completely before cutting.
The bars should be refrigerated for storage and should be good for a few days. I'm not convinced that these would freeze well.
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