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Impromptu Entertaining: Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

One of the wonderful and delicious things about having Meyer Lemon Curd on hand, is that you can quickly whip up crazy good lemon bars in a flash!  This is perfect for Impromptu Entertaining!  The crust is from Kate at I Heart Eating (found on Recipes From A Pantry) and is a buttery shortbread crust.  For an extra special touch, garnish with blackberries (as shown) or raspberries.

Meyer Lemon Barscrust from I Heart Eating

  • 1 stick of butter (8 Tbs), softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup Meyer Lemon Curd

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Grease a 8×8 inch pan and line with parchment paper.  This is very important.  The crust, even with greasing the pan, is very sticky.  The parchment paper will help in allowing you to cut and remove the bars in squares (and not crumbly pieces).

In a stand mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in flour until just incorporated.

Press crust evenly into the pan.  Prick crust with a fork all over the base.

Bake crust for 20-30 minutes, until edges are golden brown and middle is light brown.

Remove crust from oven and immediately top with Meyer Lemon Curd.

Let it cool to room temperature.

Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with berries.


19 comments on “Impromptu Entertaining: Meyer Lemon Bars

  1. apuginthekitchen
    May 14, 2013

    Love lemon bars, these sound super easy and delicious.

  2. Christine
    May 14, 2013

    These sounds great. I do love a lemon bar.

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    May 14, 2013

    This sounds great, I love lemon so refreshing especially this time of year.


  4. Megan
    May 14, 2013

    These sound perfect. Lemon is 100 percent my favorite citrus and a good lemon bar is second to none. Can’t wait for my Meyer lemon tree to start giving me fruit so I can make these with my own lemons!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      Thanks Megan! And yes — it will be so awesome when you are able to just pluck off a couple of your very own lemons and make bars!!

  5. Home Seasons
    May 14, 2013

    Are you going to dedicate this week to lemons? You already shared with us two lemon recipes and its only Tuesday! Love lemons!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      Haha, no… though I pry could if I wanted too — love lemons! 🙂 This is the last of the lemon recipes for the week.

  6. leaner by the lake
    May 14, 2013

    Oh man my dad and sister would love this! Going to pass my mom’s way for summertime dessert treats! Looks so good!

  7. Love a good impromptu treat…mine are usually from a Duncan Hines box, but this looks so much yummier and more beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Kenley.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 15, 2013

      This is almost as easy as the Duncan Hines stuff. I would highly recommend giving it a go. 😉

  8. recipesfromapantry
    May 15, 2013

    Thank you soooooo much for featuring this recipe here.

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  10. now at home mom
    May 18, 2013

    they look pretty with those blueberries and delicious too! 🙂 yummy!

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