Classic Lemon Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Yields: 24 Bars
Serve alone or with a cup of tea!
  • For the crust:
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the filling:
  • 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest from 4-6 lemons
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light with an electric mixer.
  3. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed.
  4. Gather dough into a ball on a well floured surface.
  5. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a ½-inch edge on all sides.
  6. Chill.
  7. After the crust has chilled for at least 30 minutes, bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned.
  8. Let cool on a wire rack.
  9. Leave the oven on.
  10. For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour.
  11. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  12. Let cool to room temperature.
  13. When the filling is set, cut into triangles or squares and dust with confectioners sugar.
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