Classic Lemon Bars

Classic Lemon Bars

Classic Lemon Bars

I have been in Mississippi for the past month working on a movie that got shut down with only a week to go due to the Corona virus but I did get in some baking while I was there before the virus starting disrupting all of our lives.  The hair and makeup ladies asked if I could make them lemon bars and I realized that I didn’t have a traditional lemon bar recipe on my blog so found this one which was perfect!

crust

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

filling

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup flour

4 eggs

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.

2  For the crust, whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.  Cube butter into small pieces and add to dry ingredients.  Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it’s crumbly and starts to come together.  Dump mixture into prepared pan and press into bottom in an even layer.

3  Bake 20 – 25 minutes or just until top is set and edges are light golden brown.  Remove from oven.

4  For the filling, whisk together sugar and flour.  Add in eggs and lemon juice and mix until fully combined.  Pour lemon filling over crust carefully and return to oven.

5  Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until filling is set and no longer jiggles.  Remove from oven and let cool 1 – 2 hours then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Sift powdered sugar over top before serving.

recipe from Live Well Bake Often

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