If you like lemon bars, you have to try these.
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
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.
(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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
- cut into bars and enjoy!
I hope you try this recipe. If you do, I’d love to know what you think.
Until next time…