MDW Sweets • Flag Lemon Bars

Flag-Lemon-Bars-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI have a HUGE sweet tooth, but super-sweet treats aren’t typically my thing. I usually pass on buttercream frosted cakes (Billy and I had carrot cake at our wedding!), in favor of homemade cookies, pie or a piece of dark chocolate. I made these lemon bars last year for MDW, and they were a huge hit, so I figured I’d share! The buttery crust melts in your mouth, while the filling has the perfect tart note to balance out the sweetness!

Flag Lemon Bars

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Ingredients for filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon

Ingredients for decorating:

  • powdered sugar
  • raspberries and/or strawberries
  • blueberries and/or blackberries

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350°, grease a 13×9″ glass or metal pan.
  • Beat flour and sugar together with an electric mixer until well blended.
  • Turn mixer to low, add flour and mix just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Press dough evenly into the greased pan, bake for 20 minutes.

Filling:

  • Beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until well blended.
  • Add baking powder, salt lemon juice and zest to the mixture, blend well.
  • Pour filling into the baked crust, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Decorate:

  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Use a ruler map out 8 columns and 6 rows, totaling 48 squares.
  • Adorn with your choice of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and/or blackberries to achieve the look above.

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