Lemon Bars – Featuring Meyer Lemons

If you like lemon bars, you have to try these.

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I needed a simple dessert for a meeting we were having at our house.  We were having chili, so I didn’t want anything too heavy.  These were just the thing!

I’ve always used my tried and true recipe, featuring Minute Maid lemon juice, that I tore out of a magazine years ago. I’ve loved them, but my neighbor made even better lemon bars, she couldn’t locate her recipe but told me it was from Katie Couric. I googled it and voila…there it was, actually it’s very similar to my recipe, but the secret is

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Meyer Lemons!!!  Even though I substituted fresh lemon juice for the bottled lemon juice, they never measured up to hers. Do you know about Meyer Lemons?  They are so flavorful.

Here’s the recipe – I’ve also shared the original recipe on Pinterest.

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(My pastry cutter has seen better days – I think I need a new one, but I never think of replacing it until I start gathering my supplies before I begin).

KATIE COURIC’S LEMON SQUARES

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

CRUST:

  • 1/2 C confectioners’ sugar       Blend the dry ingredients together
  • 2C flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1C butter                                   Cut into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly
  • Press into slightly greased 9″x13″ pan
  • Bake 20 minutes

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Here’s those famous lemons – they are so yummy – I can’t say that enough. Each winter, my neighbor’s tree is laden with them and she’s always so generous to share.

FILLING:

  • 4 eggs      Beat slightly
  • 2C granulated sugar    Mix together sugar, flour and lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice – make sure to use fresh lemon juice – especially Meyer Lemon juice
  • Grated rind of one lemon     Add rind and stir

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  • Spread mixture on top of baked crust
  • Return pan to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until slightly browned on top
  • Cool completely
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar 
  • lemonbars5 cut into bars and enjoy!

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I hope you try this recipe.  If you do, I’d love to know what you think.

Until next time…

~Cyndi~

 

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4 thoughts on “Lemon Bars – Featuring Meyer Lemons

  1. I never heard of a Meyer Lemons before and looked them up. I am not sure they are available in this area, but will be looking for them at our local stores. I love anything Lemon and these look flaky plus a filling..omg, that’s heavenly.

    • Sue, it wasn’t too long ago that I learned about them myself. They are wonderful, and if you are a gardener, you may be able to pick up a plant & grow them yourself. If your area isn’t conducive to citrus, you might be able to grow in indoors.

  2. Cyndi: I did try these after you had suggested it. I looked up on Google and there were actually several recipes for Katie Couric. They were yummy, but the crust didn’t spread in my 9″ pan very well, and then, well…maybe I didn’t cook them long enough? They were total goo. Better after freezing for sure. But I’m going to try again today as I have the lemons and need some for a lunch Friday and then for daughter next week. I”ll use your exact recipe here and let you know! Thanks for this!