Homemade Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are a classic, refreshing dessert that everyone loves. This simple recipe will be a hit wherever you serve them!
Servings 12 servings
- 1 & ½ cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 & ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ground nutmeg, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
Add the butter to the flour mixture, and mix until it's crumbly .
Place the mixture into the prepared baking pan and press it down into a even layer.
Bake the shortbread base for 20-25 minutes,
Remove from the oven and set aside.
To make the lemon filling:
In a large mixing bowl, add the granulated sugar and flour.
Whisk until well combined.
Add in the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
Mix until well combined.
Pour the lemon filling over the shortbread.
Bake at 350°F for 20-22 minutes or until the lemon filling is set.
Remove from the oven, and let cool until at room temperature.
Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Sift a little powdered sugar on top.
Serve & enjoy