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5-Ingredient Lemon Bars

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

These creamy, tart lemon bars call for just five simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prep thanks to an easy sugar cookie crust. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel (2 small)
4
small lemons, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar (plus additional for garnish)
1/4
cup all-purpose flour

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Press 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until golden brown around edges. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool while making filling.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel, about 1/2 cup lemon juice, 4 eggs and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with whisk until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is pale yellow. Beat in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour until well combined. Pour into partially baked cookie crust.
  • 4
    Return to oven; bake 14 to 18 minutes or until set. (Little bubbles will form on top.) Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    To serve, sprinkle additional powdered sugar over top. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Feeding a crowd? Double the recipe and bake in a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • Use Key lime juice instead of lemon and turn these into Key Lime Bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
30g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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