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5-Ingredient Lemon Bars

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 55 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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These creamy, tart lemon bars call for just five simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prep thanks to an easy sugar cookie crust.

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel (2 small)
4
small lemons, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar (plus additional for garnish)
1/4
cup all-purpose flour

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Press 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until golden brown around edges. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool while making filling.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel, about 1/2 cup lemon juice, 4 eggs and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with whisk until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is pale yellow. Beat in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour until well combined. Pour into partially baked cookie crust.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake 14 to 18 minutes or until set. (Little bubbles will form on top.) Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 To serve, sprinkle additional powdered sugar over top. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Press 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until golden brown around edges. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool while making filling.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel, about 1/2 cup lemon juice, 4 eggs and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with whisk until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is pale yellow. Beat in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour until well combined. Pour into partially baked cookie crust.
  • 4 Return to oven; bake 14 to 18 minutes or until set. (Little bubbles will form on top.) Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 To serve, sprinkle additional powdered sugar over top. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Feeding a crowd? Double the recipe and bake in a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.

Use Key lime juice instead of lemon and turn these into Key Lime Bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
93.6
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.6g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Sodium
24.2mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
1%
Sugars
14.8g
Protein
2.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
8.70%
9%
Calcium
1.30%
1%
Iron
2.70%
3%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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