Farmhouse Lemon Bars

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
16 bars
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the baking dish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 3 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, for dusting
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with butter.

  • For the crust: Combine the flour, butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Pat the crust into the prepared baking dish, leaving a small lip around the edge to hold the filling. Place in the oven and bake until slightly golden, 10 minutes.

  • For the filling: In a small bowl, combine the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour, sugar and salt; whisk together, then pour over the crust. Bake until the filling is firm and the crust is golden brown, 20 minutes.

  • Let cool for 30 minutes, then chill in the refrigerator until the filling is firm and has set, 1 hour.

  • Remove the lemon bars from baking dish and dust with confectioner's sugar. Cut into 16 squares. Arrange on a platter and serve.


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