The Meyer Lemon season is sadly coming to an end around here, but what better way to finish up the last yummy pieces of citrus – Lemon Brownies. My friend found this recipe on Pinterest, so I thought I’d give it a try for a dinner party. I have an awful habit of trying out new a new recipe on dinner guests – do you ever do that?
Anyway, I had the lemons that were screaming to be used, so why not give it a whirl.
It was dense and moist and bursting with lemon flavor. Here’s the recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease an 8X8 inch baking dish, set aside
Using an electric mixer…
- 1/2 C unsalted butter – softened
- 3/4 C granulated sugar cream together butter & sugar
- 2T lemon juice
- 2T lemon zest
- 2 eggs whisk together – eggs, lemon juice, & zest, add to butter & sugar
- 3/4 C flour
- 1/4 tsp salt combine flour and salt and add to above mixture – beat for 2 minutes
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. or until done in the center and golden around edges.
Allow to cool completely before glazing.
- 4T lemon juice
- 8tsp lemon zest
- 1 cup powdered sugar – sifted
Whisk above ingredients together, and pour over the top of completely cooled bars.
Will I make it again? Probably, since everyone loved the intense lemon flavor.
Note: I found the glaze to be very thin, so next time I will add more powdered sugar. The glaze actually just soaked right into the bars, which tasted just fine. It actually made the the bars more moist and intensified their lemon flavor, but.. it didn’t have the set glaze on top. It reminded me of the lemon cake my mom used to make – she poked holes in the cake right after it came out of the oven and then poured the glaze over the top. Does anyone remember that recipe? I think she called it Lemon Jello Cake.
If you’re a lemon fan, here’s two more wonderful recipes that I absolutely love and that showcase those Meyer Lemons. I make them all of the time – they’re tried and true and favorites of my family.
Lesson here…sometimes you just have to try something new! I think I’ll be tweaking it a bit and making it again – Oh that lemon flavor!
Until next time…