Dessert Recipes

Our Family Favorite Lemon Bar Recipe

Summer is just around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I am ready.  One of our families favorite desserts for summertime are these delicious, easy-to-make Lemon Bars. Every time I serve them I get requests for the recipe and people tell me they don’t usually like lemon bars, but they loved mine. (I did figure that out after they ate three =) 
Family Favorite Recipe Summertime Lemon Bars

And just in case you ask, here are a few of our other family favorite recipes.

 

Lemon Bars Recipe

Here is how I make our family favorite: Summertime Lemon Bars.

Make the Vanilla Wafer Crust

Blend together 30 vanilla wafers, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup butter in a blender.
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Press crust into a foil lined 9×9 pan. You don’t have to use foil. If you are serving out of the pan just skip the foil. But the foil lifts out so you have pretty looking slices

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Bake the filling for 15 minutes at 350. Meanwhile start making the filling.

 

Make the Lemon Bar Filling

Zest 3 medium lemons (in case you’ve never done that, it’s super easy. Just use a grater and grate or “zest” the washed lemon into a bowl. You want to take off most of the yellow part of the skin)

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Now cut your lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl to use in the crust. (You are smelling the lemony goodness now!)

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Now mix together the crust. I use the blender because it already need to be washed anyway, but you can use whatever you like. Mix together: 8oz cream cheese, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 2 TAB flour, half of the lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1/4 teas baking powder. Pour over crust.

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Bake Lemon Bars

Bake the lemon bars at 350 F for 25-28 minutes or until set. Dust with powdered sugar and remaining lemon zest. Cool completely. These can be served right away, but my family likes them best chilled. I like to chill it 2 hours or overnight. When you are ready to cut just lift out the foil and cut.

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Now you have a light, lemony summertime dessert your family is sure to enjoy! This is truly the best lemon bar I’ve ever tasted.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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