We have a Eureka Lemon tree in our backyard and the lemons are ready for harvest. So today, I made us some delicious and easy lemon bars.
Lemon Bars (from alpineberry.blogspot.com)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/8 tsp salt
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large eggs
1 cup superfine or bakers’ sugar + 2 tablespoons (only add the extra tablespoons if you used eureka lemons like I did)
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp finely grated meyer lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed meyer lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
To make crust:
Combine flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter and pulse until the mixture is pebbly. Press evenly into the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake until lightly golden, about 18-20 minutes. Set aside crust.
To make filling:
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in lemon zest and juice until well combined. Pour over crust (it’s okay if crust is still hot). Bake until filling is just set, about 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.