keep coming back. [lemon bars]

March 9th, 2012 by | comments

I’m sure most of you have your go-to recipe for specific appetizers, dinners and desserts–and that’s the case for me and these lemon bars. I’ve used this recipe for a few years and have never tried a different one. I’ve yet to find a reason to do so, considering the bars are always a hit wherever I bring them.

BUT, if I were to ever stray from this recipe, first on my list is Greg’s recipe from the Euro Pane Bakery in Pasadena. Considering the rave reviews of the bakery on Yelp, I have no doubts that the lemon bars are as delicious as they say.

Crust recipe:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Lemon filling recipe:

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

3-4 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. flour

Zest of 1/2 lemon, if desired


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream flour, butter and confectioner’s sugar and pat into 8×8″ baking pan. Press firmly. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until top of crust is slightly golden.

Beat eggs, add sugar, lemon juice, 2 tbs. flour and lemon zest, if desired. Pour over crust (when finished baking) and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar after baking. Cool and cut into bars.

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