Whole Lemon Bars

This is a simple recipe that uses one whole lemon plus some fresh lemon juice in the filling. It is another great one from David Lebovitz. Use an 8″ square baking dish that you overturn and cover with foil. Remove and fit into pan, pressing into corners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 t. salt

8 t. melted butter

1/2 t. vanilla


1 organic lemon, washed

1 cup sugar

3 T. fresh lemon juice

3 eggs, room temperature

4 t. cornstarch

1/4 t. salt

3 T. melted butter

powdered sugar, to garnish

Combine crust ingredients and press into bottom of baking dish.Bake for 25 minutes.

Cut lemon into quarters and remove seeds. Cut into chunks and add to food processor with the sugar and lemon juice. Pulse and process until fine. Add remaining ingredients and pour over hot crust. Reduce oven to 300 degrees. Bake 25 minutes. Cool completely. Lift out of pan, dust with powdered sugar and cut into pieces.


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