Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Melt In Your Mouth Lemon Bars


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Melt In Your Mouth Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars are one of my favorite sweet desserts. This recipe has a combination of a buttery shortbread crust with a tangy lemony filling that makes them so delicious. The crust is pre baked to ensure that is stays crispy and crumbly.
The lemon filling is melt in your mouth good. And finally we top it off with a lemony glaze to finish off the bars. They are super delicious and super simple to make. I found the recipe about 9 years back in a Bisquick Cook Book that I received in the mail.
 
The Lemon Bar recipe looked so good I had to make them, and that I did. I have been hooked on these bars ever since. Just look at the recipe book and you can see by all the splatters on the pages and see just how many times I have made this recipe.


The original recipe called for low fat Bisquick and a egg substitute or you could use whole eggs and regular Bisquick. I opted to make the recipe with regular ingredients. My thoughts are if your going to go out with a bang on a great dessert then only use the best.

I mean who wants low calorie anyhow!!!! OK OK kidding aside I noted at the end of the post the low fat substitutes in the recipe if you want to go that route. The only thing I changed from the original recipe besides the low fat ingredients to regular Bisquick, etc. is that I doubled the filling recipe and doubled the recipe for the glaze.

The first time i made the recipe it just wasn't enough filling in my opinion. I have fixed the recipe so the doubled ingredients reflect the recipe below, so don't double the filling.  I hope you enjoy the Lemon Bars as much as I do Ü

These are the ingredients you will need.


I use fresh lemons for my lemon juice.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1 cup Bisquick and the powdered sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press in ungreased square pan 8x8x2 inch. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Mix remaining ingredients, pour over baked layer. Bake about 25 minutes or until set and golden brown.
While warm, loosen edges from sides of pan. Spread with glaze. Let cool about 1 - 2 hours so the glaze has time to set up.

Cut into squares and enjoy.




GLAZED LEMON BARS

Crust:
1 - cup Bisquick Baking Mix
2 - tablespoons powdered sugar
2 - tablespoons firm butter

Filling: 
1 1/2 - cups sugar
2 - tablespoon Bisquick
4 - eggs
3 - teaspoon grated lemon peel
4 - tablespoons lemon juice

Mix 1 cup Bisquick and the powdered sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press in ungreased square pan 8x8x2 inch. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. 

Mix remaining ingredients, pour over baked layer. Bake about 25 minutes or until set and golden brown. While warm, loosen edges from sides of pan. Spread with glaze. Cool completely, cut into bars.

GLAZE:
1 - cup powdered sugar

2 - tablespoons lemon juice

Mix together until smooth. Pour on top of Lemon filling.

Low Fat Version:
Substitute Reduced Fat Bisquick for Regular Bisquick Substitute 1/2 cup Egg Substitute for 2 whole eggs. If doubling the fillin use 1 cup.



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17 comments:

Stephanie said... #

Those look so good! I love the idea of using a glaze, instead of just sprinkling with powdered sugar like we usually do.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Stephanie, the glaze takes them over the top good. I think thats the best part. Thanks for stopping by.

Michele said... #

I have the same little cookbook...and I love, love, love those bars!! Now I'm craving one. :-)

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Hmmmm, these look delish, I just wish I loved lemon sweets enough to actually make them. But I bet if I was there I would gobble up a few and love 'em!!!!

Anonymous said... #

These bars look soooo yummy and easy! You always have such great recipes! Thanks so much Tina!

Laura said... #

Those look too good. I'll have to save it for my to try list. I too like the glaze idea.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Michele isnt that the best little cookbook! I would hate to loose my copy.

Live.Love.Eat Maybe these will Bars will change your mind on Lemons. They really are good.

anonymous, thanks for stopping by my site and thanks for the compliment on my recipes.

Laura, the glaze is so much better than regular powdered sugar. You will have to try it when you make them. I promise you wont be disappointed.

Mickey said... #

They were so good I'd never tasted anything like them before, I allmost didn't want to share =) thanks for the recipe

angie said... #

My mouth is watering. Watering....dare I look around more before lunch? :)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Hi Tina. Thanks for visiting. You want to make piloncillo bread and I want to make lemon bars. I love lemon pastry. You can get piloncillo at the supermarket in the Mexican food aisle or the imported food aisle. If your store does not carry it, gourmet sluth or mexgrocer carries it online. Let me know how it turns out.

Donna, aka. Yellow Jeep Blonde said... #

Oh wow! My lemon bar recipe is different, but they both look the same. Either way, they're yummy as all get-out.

Shawna said... #

These looks absolutely delectable!!! I have to make these soon!!!! YUM!

Danielle said... #

OMG! Thank you. I'm going to make these now.

ANNAMARIE said... #

I'm new to your website and i really enjoyed making gooey cookies loved them!! I have a question on the lemon bars. do you cool the crust first before you pour the filling?
Thxs,
Annamarie

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said... #

Yum! I've never seen a lemon bar using Bisquick and love that they have a glaze, too! :)

Anonymous said... #

I did lose this cookbook in my last move and have grieved that I couldn't find this recipie. THANK YOU for taking the time to make it available to the rest of us. One of my very favorite recipies of all time.

Deidra Watkins said... #

I am so happy you shared this recipe! I ❤ lemon bars!