Zesty Lemon Bars: Tangy Delight in Every Bite



Zesty Lemon Bars: Tangy Delight in Every Bite

Picture this: a sunny day, a gentle breeze, and the scent of freshly baked Zesty Lemon Bars wafting through the air. These delightful treats are the perfect combination of tart and sweet, making them an absolute crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a summer picnic or just craving a citrusy dessert, these Lemon Bars are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and powdered sugar. Add the cold, cubed butter, and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend it until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it’s lightly golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and pour the lemon filling over it. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set and the edges are lightly golden.
  6. Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, dust the top with powdered sugar.
  7. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy your Zesty Lemon Bars!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

These Zesty Lemon Bars are a burst of sunshine in every bite. The buttery crust provides the perfect contrast to the tangy and sweet lemon filling. They are a delightful dessert for any occasion.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 40mg | Total Carbohydrates: 29g | Sugars: 20g | Protein: 2g

Picture yourself enjoying these Zesty Lemon Bars with a refreshing glass of iced tea or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The bright lemon flavor and the buttery crust make for a match made in dessert heaven. Share this recipe with your friends and family, and let the tangy delight of these lemon bars brighten up your day!

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