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    Lemon-Macadamia Shortbread Bars

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    45 mins

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    Vseward (Chef~V)'s Note:

    This updated lemon bar, with its zingy lemon filling, is a favorite. The shortbread base is enhanced with buttery macadamia nuts

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    Serves: 36



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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350°F Line 13x9-inch pan with foil so that foil hangs over edges. Cut 13x9-inch piece of parchment paper; place over foil in bottom of pan.
    2. 2
      Place 1 cup macadamia nuts and 3/4 cup sugar in food processor; pulse until nuts are finely ground. Add flour, butter and lemon peel; pulse until mixture is blended (dough will not form). Spread mixture in pan; press evenly to form crust. Prick dough all over with fork. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pale brown. Cool completely.
    3. 3
      In heavy medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and 6 tablespoons sugar; whisk in lemon juice. Cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened and temperature reaches 160°F Remove from heat; whisk in 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon lemon peel. Place in small bowl; press plastic wrap directly on surface. Cool to room temperature; spread over crust. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup macadamia nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
    4. 4
      Remove bars by lifting foil ends. Slide bars with parchment paper liner onto cutting board. Cut into 36 pieces. Store in refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 15, 2007


      The crust on this was GREAT and THICK. The lemon filling was more of a thin spread on the didn't firm up like most lemon bars. I was able to cut it into squares but half of the filling stuck to the knife which made them very messy. I used a blender and mixer for step 2. Made for Maynia Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon-Macadamia Shortbread Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (30 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 148.3
    Calories from Fat 96
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 48.4 mg
    Sodium 12.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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