When I was younger, I used to love eating lemons. I would peel a lemon, slice it up, sprinkle some salt on it and eat it! I can’t really do that anymore; me teeth are too sensitive to the acidity; but I still love lemons and anything citrus. I have an obsession with lemon meringue pie; lemon cupcakes; key lime pie…you name it; if it has citrus in it, I love it!

A while back, our ex-tenant had left back to his country and we were fixing up the apartment and getting it ready for the new tenant. The ex-tenant left a lot of magazines behind. As I was sifting through them, I saw a recipe book compiled by Costco. The cover page had a picture of lemon bars and I immediately had hearts coming out of my eyes (metaphorically…more like emoticonically :D).

Of course, needless to say, I got to work and made these lemon bars…and they were a hit in this household.

To show you how easy they are to make, I made a video of the making!

Hope you enjoy these as much as we did! :))

Lemon Bars



Lemon Bars
Cuisine: Dessert
For the Crust:
  • 1 cup (240 grams) softened butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
For the Top:
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 175C (350F)
Prepare the crust:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar and all purpose flour.
  2. Knead into a soft dough.
  3. Press dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
Prepare the lemon topping:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
  2. Add the sugar, flour and lemon juice and whisk well until smooth.
  3. Pour over the baked crust.
  4. Bake for a further 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely. The bars will firm up as they cool.
  6. Slice into desired size and lightly sift icing sugar onto them.
  7. Garnish with lemon rind.



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