Luscious Tangy Lemon Bars

I love lemon desserts and this one sings of lemon flavour! Perfect to make on a rainy weekend to enjoy with friends and family.

Luscious Tangy Lemon Bars
Lemon desserts are always a huge hit and a tasty way to celebrate spring. These bars can be served on their own or included in a dessert tray with cookies and other bars and squares.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
¼ cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch
1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened

1/3 cup (75 mL) all purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
3 egg yolks
3 eggs
2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) finely grated lemon rind
½ cup (125 mL) lemon juice
Icing sugar

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cornstarch. With fingers work in butter until mixture clumps together. With floured hands, press dough evenly into parchment paper lined 13 x 9 inch (3 L) baking pan. Bake in 350 F oven for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and edges are golden.

Filling: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. In another bowl, beat egg yolks and eggs with a whisk until well mixed. Add sugar and whisk until well combined. Gradually whisk in the flour mixture until smooth. Whisk in lemon rind and juice. Pour the filling over the hot crust and return to oven for about 25 minutes or until filling is set and golden brown. Let cool completely in pan. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until chilled. Dust with icing sugar before cutting into bars.

Makes 32 bars.
Per 1 bar serving: 150 calories; 2 g protein; 7 g fat; 22 g carbohydrate; 0 g fibre
Excellent Source of Vitamin A; Source of Folate

Storage: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 2 weeks.


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