Recipe by Crystal McChesney
"For those who like the spicy side of life chipotle chile powder adds sweet heat to everyone's favorite lemon bars."
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butter or margarine, chilled
chipotle chile powder
apricot preserves, or preserves of your choice
1 3/4 cups
confectioners' sugar for dusting
These rule -- I made them with cayenne and upped the volume of pepper and they were fantastic.
The crust is enough for two 9" pans so I doubled the rest of the recipe. The only substitution I made was mango for the apricot preserves. That's a really nice touch, and the custard is good. However, the chipotle is overpowering. I LIKE chipotle and was tempted to add more after reading the other reviews but didn't for a first try. Very harsh tasting. I'll save the crust (but halve it) and I'll save the custard (but tweak it). I have tons of leftovers and that never happens with my crowd.
This recipe is excellent!! This is the first time I ever made lemon squares and my husband went crazy over these. The chili powder gives it something extra special. I had to substitue some orange marmalade because I didn't have enough of the apricot and it was still excellent!
I really liked the surprising kick from the chipotle. It is not overwhelming either. I used the entire baking time, because at 35 minutes I could tell it hadn't set. A few more and it was perfect. The last step of the recipe can be reduced though. The 1/3 cup powdered sugar and the 1/2 tsp of the chipotle can be halved. I used it all and it makes the bar harder to eat as a bar. It requires a fork and a plate. When I make it next I will only use a dusting of that part. It's more fun to eat with your hands!
i was a little skeptical at first... but wow, these were really good! I almost reduced the amount of chipotle, but I am glad I didn't. Highly recommended!
My family loves lemon bars and chipotle but we just couldn't finish one of these. The texture was great so maybe I will just use it as a lemon bar recipe without the chipotle pepper.
Loved these bars, wonderful change of pace from the regular lemon bar. This is a new favorite!
I've made these 3 or 4 times, and this year my husband requested them for his birthday, which is the true test for sweets! We love the flavors so I added some extra lemon and chipotle. The ratio of crust to custard is a little too high for my taste, so I'm working on scaling the recipe up but I'm no expert and haven't quite gotten it right. No one will complain if I practice a few more times.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chipotle Lemon Bars
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 117
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