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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 $0.66

$0.66 per serving

1148 people like this recipe

1,148 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

7 vegetarian,popular,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:33%

Spoonacular Score: 33%

 

Need a vegetarian dessert? The BEST Lemon Bars could be a tremendous recipe to try. One serving contains 672 calories, 8g of protein, and 29g of fat. For 66 cents per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up sugar, juice of lemon, eggs, and a few other things to make it today. 1148 people have tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 37%. This score is not so awesome. Try Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies, Lemon bars, and Lemon Pie Bars for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2.25 cups
2.25 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
1 cup
1 cup butter
butter
4
4  eggs
eggs
3
3  fresh lemon (juice)
fresh lemon (juice)
0.5 cups
0.5 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
2 cups
2 cups white sugar
white sugar
2.25 cups all purpose flour
2.25 cups
all purpose flour
1 cup butter
1 cup
butter
4  eggs
4
eggs
3  fresh lemon (juice)
3
fresh lemon (juice)
0.5 cups powdered sugar
0.5 cups
powdered sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups
white sugar

Equipment

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


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.66
Ingredient
2.25 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter
4 eggs
3 fresh lemon (juice)
½ cups powdered sugar
2 cups white sugar
Price
$0.38
$1.95
$0.96
$0.61
$0.19
$0.55
$4.63

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
672 Calories
7g Protein
29g Total Fat
97g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
672
34%

Fat
29g
45%

  Saturated Fat
17g
109%

Carbohydrates
97g
32%

  Sugar
65g
73%

Cholesterol
163mg
54%

Sodium
268mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Folate
88µg
22%

Vitamin B1
0.33mg
22%

Vitamin B2
0.34mg
20%

Vitamin A
946IU
19%

Manganese
0.29mg
14%

Iron
2mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Phosphorus
101mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.99µg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.61mg
6%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.28µg
5%

Fiber
1g
4%

Zinc
0.65mg
4%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.07mg
3%

Magnesium
13mg
3%

Calcium
29mg
3%

Potassium
100mg
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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