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Luscious, creamy lemon bars with a shortbread type base. Are you sold yet? These are perfect for any time of the year – light, lemony and delish!

Luscious, creamy lemon bars with a shortbread type base. Are you sold yet? These are perfect for any time of the year - light, lemony and delish! Recipe from @kitchenmagpie #lemon #lemonsquares #desserts #recipe

These lemon bars have NO coconut, something that everyone asked me for. Some of you can’t stand coconut ( I get it, Mr Magpie isn’t a huge fan) so these creamy lemon bars are just the ticket!

 Luscious, creamy lemon bars with a shortbread type base. Are you sold yet? These are perfect for any time of the year - light, lemony and delish! Recipe from @kitchenmagpie #lemon #lemonsquares #desserts #recipe

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No coconut, a creamy lemon filling, these bars were a hit!

If you do love coconut in lemon bars, make sure to try these Lemon Bars. They are delicious!

Love,

Karlynn

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Luscious, creamy lemon bars with a shortbread type base. Are you sold yet? These are perfect for any time of the year - light, lemony and delish! Recipe from @kitchenmagpie #lemon #lemonsquares #desserts #recipe

 

 

 

 

 

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Lemon Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Amazing creamy lemon bars with a shortbread crust.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars
Servings: 8
Calories: 493 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of butter Crust
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 eggs Filling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour and sugar then cut the butter in.
  3. Add the lemon zest.
  4. Mix completely then press into the bottom of the pan.
  5. Bake in the oven for 9-12 minutes until the base has browned. Remove and set to the side.
  6. Continue with the filling. Mix the sugar, baking soda and flour together.
  7. Whip the eggs and one yolk in a bowl, add the lemon juice and rind, then add the dry ingredients in.
  8. I added the extra yolk to make the filling more creamy.
  9. Pour the filling on the crust. Bake in a 325 degree oven until the middle is set. The lower temperature makes the top end up a lot less brown, as most recipes tell you at the end to cover the too-browned top with icing sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 44g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 11.8%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

13 Comments

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  2. Brenda Spann Reply

    The recipe instructions for the crust stops after adding the lemon zest with no further instructions on preparing it before adding the filling.  Please fill in the blanks

  3. Arleigh Gladwin Stockwell Reply

    I want these. Any idea if they might freeze well? I don’t want to eat the whole pan.

  4. Jean Carreiro Velez Reply

    Oh, the lemon coconut sound delicious! Do you have that posted anywhere? I’d love to try them 🙂

  5. littlekitchenbigtaste.com Reply

    I love anything Lemon,these look wonderful,going onto my ever growing must try list:)

  6. Holly Dumont-Englehart Reply

    It’s called CHAOS (can’t have anyone over syndrom **from flylady.net) 🙁 but lemon bars would make it all better …

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