Mirenna’s Lemon Bars

in Holidays,Snacks,Sweet Treats

Use a 9 x 13 pan and preheat oven to 350

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar, separated
  • 2 and 1/3 cups white flour, separated
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (~4-5 small lemons) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 heaping teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Here’s How:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil and grease. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat together the softened butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 cups of flour, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
  • Press down evenly on the bottom of the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edges. Remove and set aside.
  • Juice the lemons until you have 2/3rd cup of lemon juice. Very finely zest a lemon to get 2 teaspoons lemon zest.
  • In another bowl, mix together the remaining 1 and 1/4 cups white sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour, the lemon juice, and the lemon zest.
  • In another small bowl, lightly beat the 4 large eggs together and then add the mixture to the lemon mixture. Mix together well.
  • Pour evenly over the crust and bake for another 18-22 minutes. Allow to cool and then chill in the fridge until the lemon layer is firm.
  • These are best made the night before, stored in the fridge overnight, and enjoyed the next day!
  • Before enjoying, sprinkle the top of the bars with powdered sugar.

Yum!