Categories: Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun
It’s time for something sweet with a wonderful touch of tanginess – lemon bars with a shortbread base! This desert from Margaret Peterson at TasteofHome.com is perfect for when you’re feeling chocolated-out. This recipe makes about three dozen bars, so it’s great for parties!
What You’ll Need
- 1 1/2 Cups of Flour (All-Purpose)
- 3/4 Cup of Butter (Cubed, Cold)
- 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tsp. of Freshly Grated Orange Peel
- 1 Tsp. of Freshly Grated Lemon Peel
- 2 Cups of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Flour (All Purpose)
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 4 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Tsp. of Freshly Grated Orange Peel
- 2 Tsp. of Freshly Grated Lemon Peel
Let’s Get Cooking!
- Step 1 -
We’re going to start by preparing the Shortbread Base. Break out the food processor and combine your grated orange and lemon peel with the flour and powdered sugar.
- Step 2 -
Once that’s blended, add in the cubed butter and run the processor until you have a nice ball of shortbread dough.
- Step 3 -
Set the oven to 350 F and grease a baking pan (13 inches by 9 inches). Work the dough into the bottom of the pan and let it bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
- Step 4 -
Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, lemon juice, and the ground peels in a bowl.
- Step 5 -
Once the Shortbread Base is done, pop it out of the oven and pour the Lemon Filling over it. Use a spatula to spread it evenly.
- Step 6 -
And now back into the oven with it! Bake the Lemon Bars for 7 to 9 more minutes. After baking, let the bars cool and then refrigerate them over night. Don’t cut the bars until just before serving and – if you want – sprinkle on some extra powdered sugar.