Best Lemon Bars

The rich tartness of the gooey lemon curd filling, the sweetness of the powdered sugar, the flaky buttery shortbread crust…*sigh* They practically "melt-in-your-mouth".

Best Lemon Bars

Ingredients
Shortbread Crust
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  2. 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  3. 2 cups all-purpose flour

Lemon Curd Filling
  1. 4 eggs beaten
  2. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 3 or 4 large lemons 2/3 cup, juiced
  5. 1/4 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling
  6. Optional: Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set aside a 13x9 pan.
  • In a medium bowl, using pastry crust cutter, fork or fingers, mix together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar to get a soft dough. Press into the bottom of your baking pan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
  • While the crust is baking, in another bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour, then add in the beaten eggs and lemon juice (lemon zest optional) and continue whisking until mixed well. Pour over the baked crust.