Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Frosted Shortbread Lemon Bars

As I've mentioned previously, I belong to a produce co-op.  The last box I received contained fresh lemons.  I decided to use some to make lemon bars.



Frosted Shortcake Lemon Bars

For shortbread crust:
Combine 1 c. butter, 2-1/4 c. flour, 1/2 c. brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Mix until crumbly and press into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Let cool.

For filling:
Mix until well-combined: 4 eggs, 1-1/2 c. sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 3/4 c. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. almond extract.  Pour on top of cooled crust, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Let cool.

For frosting:
Mix 1/2 c. butter, 2 c. powdered sugar, 2 T. plus 1 tsp. milk, 1 T lemon juice.  Spread over lemon bars.  Store in refrigerator. 

These are very rich and sweet.  These bars may be dusted with powdered sugar instead of frosted, if desired.

Thanks for the tangy taste of fresh lemons.


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7 comments:

  1. I LOVE lemons and these look ooey, gooey, delicious! I can just imagine their tartness and sweetness. Thanks for the recipe and have a great day!

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  2. Lemon bars are delicious!

    I've always used powdered sugar on the top. I might try frosting them next time.

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  3. Wow, how delicious! This is a keeper recipe.

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  4. Yumm, I have pinned this one! I have three grown daughters that love lemon bars, I will make when they all stop by at the same time for a visit!

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  5. I love all things lemon! Will definitely be trying this one. Thank you!

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  6. I am definitely trying this one. I love all things lemon but the shortbread in this sounds much richer than most lemon bars. You can't have too much butter!

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  7. I LOVE lemon bars. I look forward to a tin full of them each Christmas from my Mama. Thanks for the recipe. I live about 10 miles from a little citrus town called Lemon Cove so I think I can muster up some fresh lemons and try this soon. Thanks!

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