These lemon bars will certainly make your mouth pucker! They’re tart yet sweet – perfect for your next party or BBQ.
Lemon Squares first appeared in 1963 in the Betty Crocker Cookie Book and have been popular ever since. They combine the wonderful flavor of freshly squeezed lemon juice with just a few staples such as butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and milk.
Crust: mix flour and light brown sugar, add melted butter into flour mixture and mix well. Press crust mixture into an ungreased 13 X 9 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper as evenly as possible; press down with a spatula to create a packed surface. Place crust in middle of oven and bake until golden, about 15- 20 minutes.
To make lemon topping, beat eggs in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Add vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of powdered sugar; mix well. Add lemon juice and remaining powdered sugar; mix until powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add zest.
Remove crust from oven once golden brown and reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
Immediately pour lemon mixture over hot crust. Bake for 30-45 minutes; cool, and cut into 24 bars.