Friday, January 4, 2013
Meyer Lemon Bars
Meyer lemons are a heavenly little treat. Perhaps you've seen them on some cooking show or a mention from celebrity chefs like Martha Stewart. I found some at the farmer's market and finally got to make those lemon bars I'd been craving. Meyer lemons are a little smaller and sweeter. They are thought to be a cross between a lemon and an orange. If you can't find meyer lemons, you could always substitute 2 regular lemons in place of the meyers, but the meyers give a subtle change in flavor to provide a delicious twist on the lemon bar. Who would have thought that 5 ingredients could produce something so yummy?
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 meyer lemons, juiced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a small mixing bowl use a pastry cutter to combine the butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 cups flour. Press this dough into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
3. Five minutes before the crust is done baking, mix together the 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and meyer lemon juice.
4. Pour the lemon mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.