Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
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Make and share this Classic Shortbread Lemon Bars recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter (8 ounces cold cut into small pieces)
- 1 3⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 5 medium lemons)
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest (finely grated from 1 medium lemon)
- Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with butter; set aside.
- Place 2 cups of the flour, the powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and pulse briefly to combine. Scatter butter pieces over flour mixture and pulse until dough just begins to come together, about 20 (1-second) pulses.
- Crumble dough into the prepared baking dish and, using the base of a measuring cup or a glass dipped in flour, press evenly into the pan. Bake until crust is fully set and just starting to brown on the edges, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool while you make the filling, at least 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.
- To make the filling, combine remaining 3 tablespoons flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, granulated sugar, and eggs in a large bowl and whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and zest and whisk until well combined.
- Pour filling over baked crust, return to the oven, and bake until set, about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.