Glazed Lemon Bars

Glazed Lemon Bars from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

Ingredients:

Yield: 40 pieces 1.8"x1.625" bars

For the bars:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp packed lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp packed lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

Procedure:

For the bars:

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9×13″ glass baking dish.

2. Whisk flour and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice & zest until well combined. You can do it manually or you can use electric/stand alone mixer.  Add to the flour mixture. Mix until combined and smooth.

3. Transfer into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until set, golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the baking dish before glazing.

For the glaze:

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest and powdered sugar until smooth. Pour over the cooled lemon bars and refrigerate until firm before serving. Slice into bars.

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