meyer lemon bars
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Serves: 9x13 of lemon bars
 
light & refreshing meyer lemon bars!
What to get:
Filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 7 T flour
  • 7 T fresh, lemon juice
  • 1 T fresh, lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (extra for dusting bars)
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
What to do:
  1. Grease and flour a 9x13 glass pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. First make crust by combining flour, salt, powdered sugar, cinnamon in a bowl, whisk well.
  4. Cut-in softened butter with pastry cutter (or hands) until crumbly & incorporated evenly. (If your fingers stick to crust, dip in some flour)—this may take several minutes to achieve texture.
  5. Press crust mix into bottom of prepared pan.
  6. Bake crust alone for 20 minutes.
  7. Now make lemon filling by zesting lemon and squeezing fresh lemons for juice, set aside.
  8. In mixing of an electric mixer, combine sugar, eggs, lemon, zest, vanilla, & flour, mixing on low.
  9. When crust is done, pour lemon mix over and bake for another 25 mins.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, cover and transfer to fridge and chill well (~30 minutes).
  12. Once chilled, cut bars & sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve!
Notes:
The sweet lemons make this. If you’re using store bought, and they’re very tart, you can slightly reduce the amount of juice you add. These are amazing chilled. The addition of vanilla softens the flavor. These make for a perfect addition to summer get together, or any time you have a plethora of lemons! Top with a little powdered sugar..
Recipe by the dinnervine at http://www.dinnervine.com/2012/03/meyer-lemon-bars/