Light and Lovely Lemon Bars
True to its name, this Light and Lovely Lemon Bars recipe is a lemon heaven with just the right amount of tartness. These bars taste like the blissful gourmet-style dessert with the flakiest crust at the bottom and a decadent citrus filling that is poured on top of the crust. This recipe has a homemade crust but for the crust, you can also use Graham crackers, ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, lemon or vanilla flavored wafers, ladyfingers, shortbread, etc. Lemon is a good source of vitamin A, and C and a versatile fruit to make delicious lemon dessert recipes. Other lemon health benefits include several medicinal properties and essential minerals like calcium, potassium, and iron. Drinking warm lemon water in the morning on an empty stomach aids the digestive system by flushing out the toxins from our body.Squares and bars recipes like this one is a fun and creative way to make any occasion extra special. Relish this divine lemon bars recipe with your family today!
Makes one 8x8-inch pan.
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1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup 35% cream
grated zest of 1 lemon
Confectioners' sugar for dusting.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and leave the sides long enough to drape over the sides. (This will make for easier removal of the lemon bars later.)
In a mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and butter with a wooden spoon, then use your hands until a dough begins to form. Transfer to the lined pan and press down with your fingertips to form the crust.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Do not overbrown. Remove and set aside.
Reduce the oven heat to 300F.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the sugar and flour.
Add the lemon juice, eggs,cream and lemon zest. Use a whisk to mix until combined and smooth.
Pour the filling over the crust. The crust does not need to be cooled. Place into the oven that has been reduced to 300F. and bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling edges have set. The center will still be wobbly. Remove from the oven and set onto a cooling rack.
Once cooled to room temperature, cover the pan with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator and gently remove from the pan using the parchment paper to lift out.
Place onto a cutting board and slice into squares. Dust with the confectioners' sugar and serve!
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Nutrition Facts for: Light and Lovely Lemon Bars From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, butter, granulated sugar, lemon juice, eggs, cream, lemon zest.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings
* Per Serving:Calories 283, Calories from Fat 111, Total Fat 12.3g 19%, Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%, Cholesterol 66mg 22%, Sodium 92mg 4%, Potassium 94mg 3%, Carbohydrates 41.1g 14%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 26.0g, Protein 3.6g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 3%, Iron 6%
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