I have baked for years but never tried a lemon bar. Mainly because I never cared much for lemon until a few years ago. I made this recipe with suggestions from the other reviewers. I lined a 9 x13 aluminum pan with parchment paper. Next I beat the room temp. eggs for 7 minutes then added only 1 1/2 cups sugar, added 1 loosely packed tablespoon of lemon zest, & not quite 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. My 3 lemons were not as juicy as I had hoped they would be. I baked the crust for about 23 min. & added the filling to it without cooling & cooked it for 22 minutes. It was well set & lightly browned on top. After cooling on the counter for 45 min. I sprinkled confectioner's sugar on top & placed it in the fridge. After dinner I removed the parchment paper without a problem of sticking, cut it into bars, & my husband & I ate several bars with coffee. Having never eaten a lemon bar I have nothing to compare it with but next time I would add 2/3 cup of lemon juice & pack the tablespoon full of zest. I might even only use 1 cup of sugar because we like tartness. This was a little too sweet but the crust was perfect. Is the consistency supposed to be a gummy consistency because these were. They were very firm in texture & look like the pics included with the recipe. Overall, they were good. With the above changes, I will make this again.
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I have baked for years but never tried a lemon bar. Mainly because I never cared much for...