Honey Lemon Bars Recipe

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Shelly Powell Modified: April 8, 2022
Honey Lemon Bars Recipe

How To Make Honey Lemon Bars

These honey lemon bars are a little lighter made with zesty lemon, honey, and a whole wheat shortbread crust baked until evenly browned.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 6tbspwhite whole wheat flour
  • 6tbspall-purpose flour
  • ¼cuplight brown sugar,not packed
  • 3tbspcornstarch
  • 2tsplemon zest
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 4tbspunsalted butte,cut into bits and chilled
  • 1tbsp0% Greek yogurt

For the Filling:

  • cuphoney
  • 3large eggs,lightly beaten
  • 2tbspwhite whole wheat flour
  • tspkosher salt
  • 1tspgrated lemon zest
  • 5tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tbsppowdered sugar,for dusting on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Prepare an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish pan by lightly spraying the inside with baking spray.

Make a Sling:

  1. Cut 2 sheets of parchment paper 15×15 inches each. Fold them in half.

  2. Line the pan with the 2 long sheets of parchment paper placed perpendicular to each other in the pan. They should be long enough to hang over the sides to use as handles to lift out the baked lemon bars before cutting.

  3. Spray the inside of the parchment with baking spray.

Crust:

  1. In a food processor combine the flours, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt then process until well combined.

  2. Add the butter and yogurt to the flour mixture at once and pulse at least a dozen times before turning out into the prepared pan and pressing into an even layer and up the sides of the dish about ¼-inch so the filling doesn’t spill out.

  3. Bake until evenly browned for about 30 minutes. Shut the oven off and cool the crust on a metal rack for at least 20 minutes.

  4. Once cooled, heat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Filling:

  1. Prepare the filling in a medium bowl by whisking together the eggs, honey, and lemon zest. Add the flour 1 tablespoon at a time, and the salt and mix well.

  2. Stir in the lemon juice and pour over the cooled crust.

  3. Bake until filling is set for about 22 to 25 minutes.

  4. Cool completely before lifting the bars out of the pan with the parchment. For best results, refrigerate overnight for a firmer topping.

  5. Cut into 12 squares using a clean hot knife, clean in between slices.

  6. Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 102.05kcal
  • Fat: 1.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.50g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 11.62g
  • Protein: 2.86g
  • Cholesterol: 46.58mg
  • Sodium: 93.91mg
  • Calcium: 29.30mg
  • Potassium: 58.11mg
  • Iron: 0.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.15mg
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