Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

There is something about the sweet and sour taste of a lemon-type dessert that everyone loves.  Granted, Meyer lemons are not as sour as an ordinary lemons but actually refreshing!

Meyer Lemon Bars are the bee’s knees!

Meyer Lemon Bars
 
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Sweet and tart lemon goodness, sprinkled with a touch of extra sweetness...yum, these Meyer Lemon Bars are good!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Yield: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 4 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Preparation Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, 2 cups flour and ½ cup powdered sugar using a pastry blender. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, combine the lemon juice, eggs, white sugar, baking powder and 4 tablespoons flour; whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour lemon mixture over baked crust and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  6. Sprinkle sifted powdered sugar over the top and slice into bars.
Notes
A Meyer lemon is smaller and rounder than a regular lemon. The skin is thin and colored yellow with a slight orange tint when they are ripe. Meyer lemons have a sweeter and a less acidic flavor than the more common lemon varieties.
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