The Stay At Home Chef: Meyer Lemon Bars

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Meyer Lemon Bars

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5 Ingredient Meyer Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are one of my favorite desserts. At only 5 ingredients you can't go wrong with this recipe. I love that sweet and tangy combination that makes lemon bars such a special treat. In this recipe I've added a little extra touch by using meyer lemons, the smaller sweeter lemon variety with a deeper yellow, almost orange color. They are thought to be a cross between a lemon and an orange. If you can't find meyer lemons you can always use regular lemons, but the meyer variety provides a subtle change in flavor that gives a gourmet twist on the traditional lemon bar. This recipe uses Plugra Butter, the high-fat content European-style butter that I always use and love. It gives a richer texture and flavor to the shortbread crust. You can use the product locator on their website to find where it is sold near you. Once you try European butter you'll never go back. It makes every recipe better!



Hands On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes
Yield: 12-15 lemon bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Plugra Butter
2 cups flour
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1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 eggs
4 meyer lemons, juiced

Instructions

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.



5 Ingredient Meyer Lemon Bars



COOKING LESSON

The bottom crust of a lemon bar is a shortbread. Making shortbread is as easy as 1, 2, 3 since the basic recipe for shortbread is 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, 3 parts flour. The above recipe has a little extra flour to help support the weight of the lemon topping.
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2 comments:

  1. Why you don't give ing. Also by weight

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  2. I love all lemon dessert and I need to make these! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete

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