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Mile High Easy Lemon Bars Recipe for Two

Mile High Easy Lemon Bars

These Mile High Easy Lemon Bars are deliciously sweet and tart with the perfect burst of lemon flavor and a rich, buttery shortbread crust all baked into a big thick bar.

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This small batch recipe makes 4 generous slices, a perfect dessert for two. Make it for an impressive finish to your date night meal.

This recipe uses easy pantry staples with only 3 ingredients for the crust and 4 ingredients for the filling and then topped with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Plan ahead as you will need about 2 hours from start to finish.

For a short history on the origin of Lemon Bars click here.

How to make Easy Lemon Bars:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

For the Shortbread Crust:

Line a 6 x 6 inch cake pan with a piece of parchment paper, with some paper sticking out on two sides for easy removal. Click for a 6 x 6 inch cake pan.

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a small cake pan lined with parchment paper

Spray the pan and parchment with non-stick spray.

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Click for a stand mixer.

butter and sugar creamed in a stand mixer bowl

Add the flour and mix until small crumbles form.

shortbread crust dough in a stand mixer bowl

Dump the crust crumbles into the prepared pan and press the crust flat into the pan with your fingers.

shortbread crust dough pressed into a cake pan

Bake for 20 minutes until the crust is just barely browned on top.

While the crust is baking, mix the filling.

For the Lemon Filling:

Beat together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and flour.

eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and flour mixed together in a stand mixer bowl

When the crust is done, pour the filling on top of the crust.

lemon filling poured into cake pan

Place back into the oven for 40 minutes or until the filling no longer jiggles when tapped and is set. It should be lightly browned on top as well.

Cool to room temperature or chill in the refrigerator, about 1 hour.
Cut into 4 bars and dust powdered sugar over the top.

Mile High Easy Lemon Bars Recipe for Two

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Yield: 4 Bars

Mile High Easy Lemon Bars

Mile High Easy Lemon Bars

These Mile High Easy Lemon Bars are deliciously sweet and tart with the perfect burst of lemon flavor and a rich, buttery crust in a big thick bar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cool/Chill 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

For the Shortbread Crust:

  • 8 Tablespoons butter (1 stick - room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup flour

For the Lemon Filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting on top)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

For the Shortbread Crust:

  1. Line a 6 x 6 inch cake pan with a piece of parchment paper, with some paper sticking out on two sides for easy removal. Click for a 6 x 6 inch cake pan.
  2. Spray the pan and parchment with non-stick spray.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Click for a stand mixer.
  4. Add the flour and mix until small crumbles form.
  5. Dump the crust crumbles into the prepared pan and press the crust flat into the pan with your fingers.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until the crust is just barely browned on top.
  7. While the crust is baking, mix the filling.

For the Lemon Filling:

  1. Beat together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and flour.
  2. When the crust is done, pour the filling on top of the crust and place back into the oven for 40 minutes or until the filling no longer jiggles when tapped and is set. It should be lightly browned on top as well.
  3. Cool to room temperature or chill in the refrigerator, about 1 hour. Cut into 4 bars and dust powdered sugar over the top.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 715 Saturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 182mg Sodium: 248mg Carbohydrates: 113g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 75g Protein: 9g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sunshine’s mom
    July 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I made these lemon 🍋 bars today, and it looks just like the pictures! It turned out well—-just a little tart for me. Yes, I will make it again, that’s how good it is. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Zona
      July 26, 2019 at 7:21 am

      Glad you liked them, thank you for the comment 🙂

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