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Mile High Easy Lemon Bars Recipe for Two

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.

Mile High Easy Lemon Bars

 

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

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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 here for a 6 x 6 inch cake pan.

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 here 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

 

 

 

4.17 from 6 votes
Mile High Easy Lemon Bars Recipe small batch
Mile High Easy Lemon Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Cool/Chill
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 
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.
Course: Date Night, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert for Two, Easy Lemon Bars, Small Batch Lemon Bars
Servings (Adjustable): 4 Bars
Calories: 715 kcal
Author: Zona
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 here 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 here 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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Mile High Easy Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 715 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 182mg 61%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 113g 38%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 75g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 17.6%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 3%
Iron 15.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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. This small batch recipe makes 4 generous slices, a perfect dessert for two. Make it for an impressive finish to your date night meal. #LemonBars #lemon #ShortbreadCrust #DessertForTwo #DateNight #RecipesForTwo #CookingForTwo #dessert #EasyRecipes

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