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Lemon Bars

MEAN_CHEF's picture

Lemon Bars (post #60305)

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Some time ago I promised someone a recipe for lemon bars. This makes one full sheet pan. Cut in half for a half pan.

*30 oz a/p flour (6 cups)
*1 1/2 lbs unsalted butter(cut up)
*1 1/3 cups sugar

Combine flour and butter in cuisinart and pulse to cornmeal consistency. Add sugar and mix well in short bursts.
Press into greased sheet pan and bake at 325 for 15 - 20 minutes until firm but not colored.

*16 eggs
*8 cups sugar
*1 1/2 cups lemon juice
*5 oz a/p flour (1 cup)

whisk eggs lightly, Mix sugar and flour together in separate bowl. With woden spoon, stir flour/sugar into eggs (do not whisk, incorporates too much air). Add lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Immediately pour over shortbread base. Bake for about 20 minutes until topping is firm to the touch.
Cut only when very cold. Sift powdered sugar over top just before serving.

mangia!'s picture

(post #60305, reply #1 of 7)

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Thanks for this, and also the chocolate chip. Both are printed and waiting to be tried. I had asked for the lemon bars for a friend who wanted them for her birthday. Looking forward to trying yours, as the ones I tried at the last minute were overly rich and sweet. Thanks for not forgetting :)

Holly_'s picture

(post #60305, reply #2 of 7)

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Mean Chef,

I don't mean to sound inept, but could you tell me the measurements of the pan you are using. Lemon anything is my very favorite and these sound wonderful!

Thanks!

Holly

MEAN_CHEF's picture

(post #60305, reply #3 of 7)

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Half the recipe will make a half sheet pan (12 x 17).
A full sheet pan is twice as big and will not fit in most home ovens. Whatever size pan you want to use, find the area (eg. 12 x 17 = 204) and divide by 408 (full sheet pan area). Multiply result times the recipe quantities to get quantities you need for your size pan.

Holly_'s picture

(post #60305, reply #4 of 7)

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Thanks...actually writing this formula down for future references...math has never been my strong suit!

Holly_'s picture

(post #60305, reply #5 of 7)

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M.C.

I made your lemon bars and they were the best! best! best! lemon bars I have ever eaten!!!!!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Holly

EM_'s picture

(post #60305, reply #6 of 7)

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You told us the size of your pans once, but I've forgotten. Your pans are oversized as compared to the usual kitchen pans, do I remember correctly?

MEAN_CHEF's picture

(post #60305, reply #7 of 7)

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See above.