I never really bought Meyer lemons until I moved south. Even when I do, it’s usually at Whole Foods and one or two at a time, but when I saw a bag of them at Walmart, of all places, I knew it was a sign to make something.
Meyer lemons are a citrus usually native to China and are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. So they are sweet and tart! Lemon, in our house, is one of the most requested flavours. You could even just eat this type of lemon like an orange, if you are so inclined
So I made these bars and they are so simple and so yummy! And it got me out of cleaning, which is always a plus because I am a professional procrastinator.
Recipe: Adapted from GroupRecipes.com
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- Juice of two lemons
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp finely grated meyer lemon zest
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed meyer lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
- In food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter until it’s like oatmeal. Then add juice and pulse until it starts to come together.
- Press into pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust starts to brown.
- In another bowl combine eggs, sugar, flour, salt, zest and juice. Mix completely.
- Once crust is removed from oven, pour egg mixture over and put back into oven for another 15 minutes, or until the mixture is set.
- Cool completely, dust with icing sugar. Slice and serve!
Adding the lemon juice to crust really enhances the lemon flavour of the entire bar!
Since I’ve started being good about nutrition, I also started creating nutrition labels. I hope this helps too :) The recipe makes about 16 bars, this label is for one bar. You can do it too with Self Nutrition Data. You input your recipe and voila, it creates a nutrition facts label! So Cool!
Thanks for looking!