Lemon Bar

Another dessert post! I promise I do more than just bak­ing in my life. Okay, that may be a  lie. I promise I’m not an untruth­ful per­son, and I promise that one of these days I will do some­thing other than a bak­ing post. That’s just not today…or this week. But I will do it! I promise. Cross my heart. And the moment I do, I may even blurt out an “I told you so.”

Today, I bring to you a cit­rus post. You guys asked for it. Just beware that these are by far the best Lemon Bars I have ever had.  Appar­ently the Food Net­work knows their stuff. Who would have thunk? The last few days I have been crav­ing some­thing cit­rusy and these were per­fect and so addict­ing too. Be sure to have lots of friends or fam­ily around to help eat these or you may just eat the whole pan and gain 1,000 pounds!!! It may be worth it. I’ve def­i­nitely con­sid­ered it, and I’m sure that the fam­ily that have tried it, has con­sid­ered it too.

I also thought I’d share the story behind the giant foil box down below. A cou­ple years ago, I had sent my hus­band to the gro­cery store to get some much needed foil. I begged and pleaded that he go get some.(It may have been more of a demand, but for the sake of the story we’ll stick to beg­ging and plead­ing.) He was very reluc­tant, and def­i­nitely not happy that I’d send him to this for­eign land for some foil. When he returns, he returns with a giant grin and this mas­sive box of foil.

Moral of this story, send your hus­band to buy some foil, and this is what he will come back with. He prob­a­bly was think­ing, “She’ll never send me to get foil ever again.” And he’s absolutely right. I won’t ever need foil again because I will never run out of foil ever again. Now to find a place to store this giant box.

 

Lemon Bars Crust

Source: The Bare­foot Con­tessa Cookbook

Yields: 25– 2″ x 2″ squares with a cou­ple 1″ x 2″

 Ingredients Vol­ume
but­ter, room temperature 2 sticks (1 cup)
sugar ½ cup
flour 2 cups
salt ¼ tsp

Instruc­tions

  1. Pre­heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Wrap your 13″ x 18“baking sheet in foil. You don’t nec­es­sar­ily need to use the foil. You could just spray the pan down pretty good. I like to use the foil because it helps with the clean up and it’s eas­ier to get the bars out of the pan.
  • Spray the bak­ing sheet with a non­stick spray.
  • With the pad­dle attach­ment cream the but­ter and the sugar together for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and salt and mix on low speed till it forms a dough.
  • Pour the crust onto the bak­ing sheet, mak­ing sure all cor­ners have dough.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 min­utes, or until the crust is a light golden brown.
  • Fill­ing

    Ingre­di­ents Vol­ume
    eggs, room temperature 6
    sugar 3 cups
    lemon zest, about 4 lemons 2 tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed about 6 to 8 lemons 1 cup
    flour 1 cup
    confectioner’s sugar for dust­ing

    Instruc­tions

    1. While your crust is bak­ing, whisk your eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour together.
  • Pour the fill­ing mix­ture over the baked crust. This might be eas­ier to do while the pan is still in the oven. It’s very hard to walk the bak­ing sheet to the oven with­out spilling the fill­ing. Trust me, I know from experience.
  • Let bake for 25 to 30 min­utes or until the fill­ing is set and does not jiggle.
  • Let cool. What’s awe­some about this is if you look close enough, it looks like a cat walked across my lemon bars. Some of you might be think­ing, “What’s so awe­some about a  cat walk­ing across your lemon bars?” It’s kitty paws!! They are adorable.
  • Cut, dust with confectioner’s sugar, and enjoy. Side not for the dust­ing: Be care­ful not to put too much confectioner’s sugar on the lemon bars, you don’t want your guests to choke on them. haha. Some­thing I have also learned from experience.
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    Comments

    1. I have a con­fes­sion to make. When you brought these lemon bars to our aunts, I took one to go and for­got about it in the car. When I got in the car the next morn­ing and found it, I was so excited and ate it imme­di­ately. I know it sounds gross, but thats how good these lemon bars are. A lit­tle time spent in your front seat won’t deter you from their lemony good­ness. Lol.

      — Brittany

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      • See! Even worth risk­ing a food­borne illness. :)

        Dis­claimer: I am not con­don­ing leav­ing this in your car. haha

        Danielle

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    2. Thank you for mak­ing direc­tions so sim­ple! My mouth is water­ing.….. so yummy!
      G-ma

      — Gma

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    3. I’m mak­ing these.

      — Jere

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      • You will not be dis­ap­pointed and they are super easy to make. Miss you Jere!

        Danielle

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    4. I use the Martha Stew­art recipe for my lemon bars but this looks good and I’m going to give it a shot. Thanks for shar­ing. I’m your newest follower.

      Princess Kate

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    5. I love lemon bars. Those look yummy!

      Beverly Lee

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    6. wow, great pho­tos! Great food! came over from Nap-Time cre­ations to check it all out. Just wanted to let you know on your blog­ger pro­file page you have a typo. somthing­like­susie (no E on som) so I had to search a lit­tle more to find you :o)

      — emily

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      • Oops. Thank you so much for the heads up. Sorry you had to go through the extra trou­ble. I’m so happy you visited. :)

        Danielle

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    7. These look and sound deli­cious. Thanks so much for shar­ing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

      Jenny

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      • Thank you for stop­ping by. I’m glad you like them. :)

        Danielle

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    8. Your lemon bars look AMAZING!!!! I’ve been want­ing to make this Bare­foot Con­tessa recipe, every­thing I make from her always turns out won­der­ful! Thanks for shar­ing these, now I’ll really have to make them!

      Maria

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      • Thank you! I’ve been try­ing to work on my pho­tog­ra­phy a lit­tle more. And these are super easy. The only time con­sum­ing part is juic­ing the lemons. I hope they turn out as good for you, as they did for me. :)

        Danielle

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    9. We really like lemon-bars, and yours look GREAT!!

      Winnie

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      • Thank you! They are very good, espe­cially dur­ing the sum­mer time. :)

        Danielle

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    10. Those are gor­geous! I want to eat my screen. :)

      Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

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      • haha. I feel the same way look­ing at your stuff. Sooo good. Thank you for stop­ping by!

        Danielle

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    11. What a won­der­ful sum­mer treat! Thanks so much for shar­ing at Mix it up Monday :)

      Lisa

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      • They really are! I hope you have a won­der­ful weekend. :)

        Danielle

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    12. Oh yum! These will be on my party menus this sum­mer! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

      Jenny

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    13. Those look Amaz­ing! Love your pho­tog­ra­phy of your food as well!

      KCoake

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      • Aww Thanks. I’ve been try­ing to work on it. It’s really not as easy as it seems, but I’m quite happy of the way these turned out. :)

        Danielle

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    14. Still look­ing for the per­fect lemon bar recipe.….I’ll have to try these!

      Michael Ann

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    15. Oh my good­ness, I LOVE LOVE LOVE lemon! I’m so going to make these for Mother’s Day on Sun­day. These look super deli­cious and I do love Ina and her recipes. Thanks so much for link­ing up to Cre­ative Thurs­day this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a won­der­ful weekend.

      Michelle

      Michelle

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      • I would prob­a­bly make them for Mother’s day too. If only I hadn’t made them 3 times in the last two weeks. haha. They really are good and addict­ing. Thank you for stop­ping by. :)

        Danielle

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    16. These lemon bars look amaz­ing! Thanks for shar­ing the recipe at Talk­ing Dol­lars and Cents.

      Alexandra

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      • Thank you! I look for­ward to link­ing up every week now. :)

        Danielle

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    17. they look really deli­cious! you did a great job!

      beti

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    18. These look great! My grandma used to make lemon bars. Thanks so much for shar­ing at Hand­made Tuesdays.

      Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

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      • Unfor­tu­nately my grand­mother never made lemon bars for me, but I imag­ine these are what they would have tasted like. lol. Thank you for stop­ping by and I look for­ward to link­ing up next Tuesday.

        Danielle

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    19. I love lemon bars. Haven’t had any in a very long time. I have every­thing but the lemon lol.

      *did a kitty really walk on your bars…? but I totally get the awe­some­ness of the kitty paws cuteness :)

      Blossom

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      • I didn’t real­ize how much I actu­ally liked lemon bars till I made these. I hope you get more lemons soon. And no, no kitty walked on these. They were just air bub­bles that popped while bak­ing. They are pretty cute tho. haha.

        Danielle

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    20. YOUR TALENT IS FEATURED IN COMS– SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT TALENT SHOW. hugs, jen

      P.S. I wanted to tell you how much I appre­ci­ate your link up and how you dis­play it at the bot­tom. I appre­ci­ate it more then you know.

      winks, jen

      Jennie Larsen

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      • Yay! That’s awe­some! Thank you so much!!!
        I’ve always won­dered how peo­ple viewed the links on the bot­tom. I wasn’t sure if post­ing them in bul­lets was too “Annoy­ing”. Thank you again. You made my weekend. :)

        Danielle

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    21. thanks for link­ing to Tasty Tues­days! You will be fea­tured at this weeks party! Come by and grab a fea­tured button!

      — emily

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      • Thank you so much! I will have to do that. :)

        Danielle

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    22. These look deli­cious. Lemon is such a spring fla­vor. Thanks so much for shar­ing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

      Jenny

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    23. Lemon Bars are the per­fect sum­mer treat! So yummy! Thank so much for shar­ing at Mom On Timeout!

      –Trish

      Trish - Mom On Timeout

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    24. We love lemon bar recipes!! This one looks amaz­ing. Thanks for all of the pic­tures for step by step instruc­tions. It’s so help­ful. We loved hav­ing you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Sat­ur­day.” Hope to see you back soon! –The Sisters

      six sisters

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