Lemon Bars

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
36 bars
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces butter, cut into chunks
  • Lemon Custard:
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup milk
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. While the motor is running, add the butter and continue to process until mealy. Transfer mixture onto a buttered 12 by 18-inch sheet tray. Press to form an even layer of crust.

  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden in color.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the lemon topping. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the sugar, flour, and salt. Stir until well blended. Lastly, stir in the lemon zest, juice, and milk.

  • Pour over the prebaked crust and continue to bake another 20 minutes or until set. Chill for 2 hours before cutting into bars. Dust with powdered sugar.


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