8 Apr 2017

Lemon Bars Recipe

 Healthy Lemon Bars


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • For crust: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • Mix first 4 ingredients in a bowl, add butter and walnuts and cut in using fingertips until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  • Firmly press crumbs on bottom of 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake crust until golden-brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool while preparing filling.
  • Maintain oven temperature.
  • For filling: Whisk ¾ cup sugar, eggs and peel in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in lemon juice, flour and baking soda.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake until just set and edges are lightly-browned, about 12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts over.
  • Cut into squares, sift icing sugar over, and top each square with a walnut half.