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The BEST Lemon Bars

 
The BEST Lemon Bars
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.92

$0.92 per serving

1148 people like this recipe

1,148 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,popular,lacto ovo vegetarian dessert
spoonacular Score:4%

Spoonacular Score: 4%

 

The recipe The BEST Lemon Bars can be made in about 45 minutes. This recipe makes 6 servings with 796 calories, 9g of protein, and 34g of fat each. For 92 cents per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. 1148 people were glad they tried this recipe. It works well as a dessert. Head to the store and pick up powdered sugar topping, granulated sugar, flour 2 cups, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Pink When. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 0%, which is improvable. Try Easy Lemon Bars (Lemon Squares), Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies, and Lemon bars for similar recipes.

Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port are my top picks for Lemon Bar. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. You could try NV Solera Cream Sherry. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 17 dollars per bottle.

NV Solera Cream Sherry

The Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup butter
butter
2 cups
2 cups granulated sugar
granulated sugar
2.25 cups
2.25 cups flour
flour
3
3  lemons
lemons
4
4  eggs
eggs
0.5 cup
0.5 cup powdered sugar
powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup
butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups
granulated sugar
2.25 cups flour
2.25 cups
flour
3  lemons
3
lemons
4  eggs
4
eggs
0.5 cup powdered sugar
0.5 cup
powdered sugar

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.92
Ingredient
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2.25 cups flour
3 lemons
4 eggs
½ cups powdered sugar
Price
$1.95
$0.55
$0.38
$1.50
$0.96
$0.19
$5.52

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
796 Calories
9g Protein
34g Total Fat
117g Carbs
3% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
796
40%

Fat
34g
52%

  Saturated Fat
20g
128%

Carbohydrates
117g
39%

  Sugar
77g
87%

Cholesterol
190mg
63%

Sodium
314mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
19%

Selenium
25µg
37%

Vitamin C
28mg
35%

Vitamin B1
0.4mg
27%

Folate
106µg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
24%

Vitamin A
1115IU
22%

Manganese
0.35mg
17%

Iron
3mg
17%

Vitamin B3
2mg
14%

Phosphorus
126mg
13%

Fiber
2g
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.8mg
8%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.11mg
6%

Copper
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.33µg
5%

Zinc
0.78mg
5%

Potassium
175mg
5%

Magnesium
18mg
5%

Calcium
47mg
5%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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