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Shortbread Lemon Bars

 
Shortbread Lemon Bars
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This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.36

$0.36 per serving

186 people like this recipe

186 likes

This recipe is ready in 70 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes

9 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:15%

Spoonacular Score: 15%

 

Shortbread Lemon Bars requires about 1 hour and 10 minutes from start to finish. One portion of this dish contains around 4g of protein, 9g of fat, and a total of 248 calories. This recipe serves 9 and costs 36 cents per serving. This recipe is liked by 186 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. A mixture of salt, butter, fat milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It works well as a dessert. It is brought to you by Pick Fresh Foods. With a spoonacular score of 14%, this dish is rather bad. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Strawberry Lemon Shortbread Bars, Strawberry Lemon Shortbread Bars, and Luscious Lemon Shortbread Bars.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cups
0.25 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
0.75 cups
0.75 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
3
3  eggs
eggs
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fresh lemon juice
fresh lemon juice
2 tsps
2 tsps lemon zest
lemon zest
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps low fat milk
low fat milk
0.33 cups
0.33 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.25 cups all purpose flour
0.25 cups
all purpose flour
0.75 cups all purpose flour
0.75 cups
all purpose flour
3  eggs
3
eggs
0.5 cups fresh lemon juice
0.5 cups
fresh lemon juice
2 tsps lemon zest
2 tsps
lemon zest
3 Tbsps low fat milk
3 Tbsps
low fat milk
0.33 cups powdered sugar
0.33 cups
powdered sugar
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
6 Tbsps unsalted butter
6 Tbsps
unsalted butter

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
whisk
whisk
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
whisk
whisk
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pick Fresh Foods

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.36
Ingredient
¼ cups all purpose flour
¾ cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
½ cups fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 Tbsps low fat milk
⅓ cups powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Price
$0.04
$0.12
$0.72
$0.83
$0.33
$0.08
$0.13
$0.28
$0.73
$3.26

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

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • 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.

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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

  • 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.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • 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.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • 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
247 Calories
3g Protein
9g Total Fat
38g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
247
12%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
5g
34%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
27g
30%

Cholesterol
75mg
25%

Sodium
89mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Selenium
9µg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
9%

Folate
35µg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Vitamin C
5mg
7%

Vitamin A
326IU
7%

Phosphorus
52mg
5%

Iron
0.93mg
5%

Manganese
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.85mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.33mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.5µg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.17µg
3%

Vitamin E
0.4mg
3%

Zinc
0.33mg
2%

Calcium
20mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Fiber
0.46g
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Potassium
60mg
2%

Magnesium
6mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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