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Luscious Lemon Bars

 
One serving costs about $0.53

$0.53 per serving

31 people like this recipe

31 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:11%

Spoonacular Score: 11%

 

Need a vegetarian dessert? Luscious Lemon Bars could be an amazing recipe to try. For 53 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 464 calories, 4g of protein, and 18g of fat. A mixture of baking powder, lemon zest, eggs, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. A few people made this recipe, and 31 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 16%. This score is not so tremendous. Try Luscious Lemon Bars, Luscious Lemon Bars, and Luscious Raspberry Lemon Bars for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps baking powder
baking powder
4 oz
4 oz butter
butter
3
3  eggs
eggs
1.76 oz
1.76 oz flour
flour
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lemon zest
lemon zest
0.5 cups
0.5 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
1.75 cups
1.75 cups white sugar
white sugar
0.5 tsps baking powder
0.5 tsps
baking powder
4 oz butter
4 oz
butter
3  eggs
3
eggs
1.76 oz flour
1.76 oz
flour
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
0.5 cups powdered sugar
0.5 cups
powdered sugar
1.75 cups white sugar
1.75 cups
white sugar

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
wire rack
wire rack
cake form
cake form
spatula
spatula
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
pot
pot
baking pan
baking pan
wire rack
wire rack
cake form
cake form
spatula
spatula
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350F
  2. GREASE 9x13 inch rectangular cake pan
  3. COMBINE crust ingredients and press with fingertips into pan
  4. BAKE for 20 minutes
  5. FILLING: As crust is baking combine all remaining ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
  6. When crust is baked, remove from oven, fill with lemon filling; return to oven
  7. BAKE for an addition 23-25 minutes (don't let the top get overbrown - see pic above for what you are looking for!)
  8. REMOVE from oven and allow to cool for 1/2 hr on a wire rack.
  9. Tip: To remove from baking pan, cut the bars in half and remove each half with a large flexible spatula. Then finish cutting bars into squares
  10. DUST with sifted icing sugar and you are DONE.
  11. Last steps - VERY IMPORTANT: Put on a pot of tea and I will be there shortly ;)
  12. See recipe PLUS photos @ my blog: http://lemondropsfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/02/luscious-lemon-bars.html

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.53
Ingredient
½ teaspoons baking powder
4 ounces butter
3 eggs
50 grams flour
1 lemon (juice)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ cups powdered sugar
1.75 cups white sugar
Price
$0.01
$0.97
$0.72
$0.07
$0.20
$0.50
$0.19
$0.48
$3.15

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
463 Calories
3g Protein
17g Total Fat
75g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
463
23%

Fat
17g
27%

  Saturated Fat
10g
65%

Carbohydrates
75g
25%

  Sugar
68g
76%

Cholesterol
122mg
41%

Sodium
167mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
8%

Selenium
10µg
15%

Vitamin A
591IU
12%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
10%

Phosphorus
80mg
8%

Folate
27µg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.72µg
5%

Iron
0.85mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.68mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.4mg
4%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.23µg
4%

Calcium
34mg
3%

Manganese
0.07mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.53mg
3%

Zinc
0.37mg
2%

Potassium
85mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.05mg
2%

Copper
0.03mg
2%

Fiber
0.35g
1%

Magnesium
5mg
1%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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