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    Easy Lemon Bars

    Easy Lemon Bars. Photo by Fatneko

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

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    30 mins

    Secret Teenage Chef's Note:

    The ingredients are probably what you already have in your pantry. These lemon bars are pretty healthy - minimal on the flour and butter (except for the crust). It has a sweet cookie-like crust and the lemon on top seperates into two sweet, chewy layers. :] The top is kind of chewy and the bottom is like a sweet cookie so it reminds me of an ersatz cheesecake ;D

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 25

    Yield:

    squares

    Units: US | Metric

    Crust

    Topping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9x9 pan with nonstick spray and lightly flour.
    2. 2
      Mix flour, salt, and sugar together. Add butter and mix (or 'cut') until it clumps. I just squish it with my hands until the butter is evenly distributed and looks like breadcrumbs. Pat this baby evenly on the pan and bake about 15 minutes until the top appears dry and the edges are lightly brown. Cool on wire rack and reduce heat to 350.
    3. 3
      While you're waiting for crust, mix all the topping ingredients together (except the confectioner's sugar) and food processor/mix until well blended (it will be very liquid-like). Pour mixture on top of the prebaked crust and bake for about 15 - 17 minutes or until the top appears dry (it's normal if the center puffs up a bit). DON'T OVERCOOK, POR FAVOR!
    4. 4
      Cool for an hour. Sprinkle with a bit of confectioner's sugar if you wish. Cut into 25 squares. MAKE SURE YOU SHARE! :].

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 30, 2011

      45

      Very nice lemon bars, and definitely super-easy. I used the food processor to do the bottom crust: I put in almost-frozen SmartBalance margarine with the dry ingredients, and just pulsed it a few times until it was the texture of crumbs. I added a tiny bit of lemon zest to the crust, a trick I've learned for lemon desserts. A tiny bit of almond extract would be nice, perhaps, for flavour contrast. The top part was SOooo easy and delicious: again, I just threw everything into the Cuisinart (didn't even wash it in between). The top layer was a bit thin after baking; I would probably double the topping layer ingredients to give it a bit more heft - the crust is about the right size, so I wouldn't double that. I didn't have confectioners' sugar (here in Canada, it's called icing sugar), so I just left it off. My 15-year-old daughter called it the best lemon bars I have made - and I've tried quite a few! p.s. after years of using bottled lemon juice, I STRONGLY recommend fresh lemon juice in all lemon desserts. There's a huge difference!

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    • on January 19, 2011

      25

      First of all I just want to say that it's very refreshing to see a "teenage" chef and one who is concerned about his health. I really wanted this recipe to work for me but it just didn't. Sorry =(
      The crust didn't have much flavor. I'm not sure what I did wrong but the egg whites in the filling actually cooked a little bit. But beside that I didn't think it had the flavor combinations that I was looking for. I'm willing to add a little more fat to boost the flavor so I'll have to find another recipe. I'm glad to see that some have really enjoyed this recipe though. Thanks for posting and giving me an opportunity to try it.

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    • on December 20, 2010

      55

      I can't believe how easy and delicious these turned out to be! It was the perfect amount of lemon and I did already have all of these ingredients on hand. I will be making these again (and again!)!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Lemon Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (24 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 25

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 75.9
     
    Calories from Fat 21
    28%
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 24.5 mg
    8%
    Sodium 23.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 8.1 g
    32%
    Protein 1.2 g
    2%

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