Lemon Bars with Almond Crust


by: Clean & Green Nutrition

Lemon bars are easy to make. In this version you pre-cook the crust, this helps insure a crisp bottom. They are best eaten the same day!


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serves: 18

For crust

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup all purpose flour

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp kosher salt

6 T unsalted butter, chilled, cubed

For Filling

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

3 large eggs

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (4 small or 2 large)

1 tbsp lemon zest, finely minced

powdered sugar for dusting

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Bars with Almond Crust

Servings Per Recipe: 18

Amount per Serving

Calories: 138

  • Total Fat: 6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.2 mg
  • Sodium: 45.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  •     Sugars: 13 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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1.  Preheat oven to 350º, line 8 inch square baking ban with foil. Spray inside of foil with non-stick cooking spray.

2.  Toast almonds in a pan over medium heat for 3 minutes. Take care not to burn.

3.  In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and chopped almonds. Using a fork or a pastry blender cut the butter into mix until mixture looks like small crumbs. Transfer mix into prepared pan, spread and press onto the bottom.

4.  Bake until edges are golden, 20-25 minutes

5.  [For Filling]

6.  In a small bowl whisk eggs together. Whisk in the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Next gradually whisk in the flour. Whisk until mixture is thoroughly combined.

7.  Pour filling over warm crust. Bake until filling no longer jiggles, 18-20 minutes.

8.  Cool on wire rack. When completely cooled lift the foil to remove from pan.

9.  Cut evenly into 9 squares, then cut squares on diagonal.

10.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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