Easy Amish Lemon Bars

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Add a touch of vibrant lemony goodness to your desserts this season. This delicious Easy Amish Lemon Bars recipe is simple to make and tastes like the road to lemon heaven. While lemons are available all year round, there is something quite special about eating lemon desserts in the spring. When you can make budget-friendly and easy lemon dessert recipes using as little as seven ingredients, why bother looking for other dessert recipes. These bars are like bakery-style dessert with a delicious and thick lemon curd filling added on top of a buttery, flaky crust that`s made from scratch. They taste rightfully tarte without being overdone and sweetened with sugar. They are best served chilled but who`s to say you can`t eat them while they`re still warm and gooey. The one main thing about lemon dessert recipes is that the more you add real lemon juice and zest, the better they turn out. If you add the bottled juice or lemon extract, they may not taste as expected. Do not throw away your efforts when you can use the real lemons to get the best results.

Lemon is such a versatile fruit and makes any recipe special whether it`s a savory or sweet dish. Lemon zest can instantly brighten up the meals like pasta or just about anything that comes to your mind. Lemon dessert recipes also beat the popular idea of baking with chocolate. It’s superb to change things up a bit every once a while and create desserts that don’t call for chocolate. Everyone likes chocolate desserts but to create dessert recipes using lemon can be incredibly refreshing. There are many nourishing lemon health benefits such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It has been proven that if you drink a warm glass of lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning helps in building a stronger immune system and aid a healthy digestion.

For this recipe, you can obtain finely textured lemon zest by using a zester or the small side of a grater and then finely chop it up. Some healthy substitutions you can add while making this lemon bars recipe is to combine 1/2 cup oat flour and 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour. You can re-adjust and reduce the sugar if you want by combining 1/2 cup raw demerara sugar with slightly less than 1/4 cup white sugar. The recipe balances the overall sweetness with these sugar proportions and still tastes great. Adding coconut flakes in the batter as well as sprinkling toasted coconut flakes on top makes these lemon bars really interesting. You can garnish on top and serve it with chopped raspberries for a lovely presentation. You could spread a layer of cream cheese, and white chocolate whipped together on top to give it an added cheesecake type of a twist. You can replace the crust in this recipe with Graham crackers if you want or try the ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, lady fingers, shortbread, or any cookie that has a little cinnamon in it. Try using lemon or vanilla flavoured wafers which are an excellent option.

Thank you to Missy at the Easy Amish Lemon Bars food blog for sharing this heavenly homemade Easy Amish Lemon Bars recipe with us. Do check Missy`s blog for more interesting dessert recipes. Squares and bars recipes made with lemons are perfect for a potluck, picnic or even for breakfast too. They're so addictive that you can't stop popping them in your mouth. We guarantee you'll relish every mouthful bite of these tangy bars. Enjoy!

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