Zesty Lemon Bars

Zesty Lemon Bars


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Thick skinned lemons work the best for this delicious lemon bar recipe. They are great warm as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Serves: 32 

  • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (90g) icing sugar
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Mix 2 cups of flour and icing sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 20x30cm baking dish.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon zest for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
  5. Bake the bars another 20 minutes or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with icing sugar when cooled.

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