These are the most luscious, lemony lemon bars with shortbread crust. Melt in your mouth, buttery shortbread is layered with a fresh, full-bodied lemon custard baked on top.
Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust
If you’re living it up in a warm climate, you’re feelin’ the spring. If you live where the snow is still knee-deep, well… we can surely pretend, right? It stretches the imagination when I walk into a Target store and see the beach shorts and flip flops front and center. Because just beyond the doors is a snow storm. I’m all for letting the imagination fly.
Even though winter is citrus time in much of the country, fresh lemons seem to scream spring. The pretty bright yellow just makes you happy. These super lemony lemon bars are like spring’s mascot. If it doesn’t feel springy, at least it will taste like it!
Make use of fresh lemons
Both Hubby’s parents and my parents live in sunny So. Cal., and they are blessed with all sorts of lush fruit trees thriving in their backyard. Whenever I get my hands on a bunch of fresh lemons, I think of my father in law’s lemon tree on steroids. It produces lemons that resemble little grapefruits. Wish I had a picture of those for you.
These lemon bars are ultra lemony. Superbly lemonish. The juice of three big lemons plus lotsa zest creates an amazingly tangy + sweet filling that is a burst of happiness in your mouth.
The smooth lemon filling rests atop a tender yet crisp butter crust that is a taste of perfection. My family adores lemon bars. My kids beg me not to give them all away when I make them. Hubby used to buy them from a gourmet pastry shop for me when we were dating. These are by far the most perfect lemon bars we’ve inhaled, and we think you’ll love ’em too.
Enjoy a little flavor of spring, wherever you happen to be!
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- Chewy Soft Lemon Cookies
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- Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake
- Lemony Butter Spritz Cookies