lemonbars

Old Fashioned Lemon Bars

Crust

  • 1 ¾ cups XO Baking All Purpose Flour (approx. 220 grams)
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • ¾ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 ½ sticks (6 oz)  cold unsalted butter

Lemon Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons XO Baking All Purpose Flour
  • Zest from 2-3 lemons
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp fine salt
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  1. For crust, combine all dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, or electric mixer with paddle attachment.  Mix in cold butter until uniform crumb mixture forms.  Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch baking pan or dish.  Bake for 20 minutes, until crust is lightly golden.  Lower oven temp to 325.
  2. Meanwhile, while crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling.  With an electric mixer combine all ingredients together.  Remove crust from oven and immediately pour lemon filling over crust.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until middle of filling is set.

Cool before serving.