Over the weekend, we bought a bag of lemons to use as the garnish for our home bar’s cocktails and we felt obligated to use all of them. We were also craving something a little sweet, a little tart, and totally fresh. The answer? Five-ingredient Lemon Bars!
This easy 5-ingredient Lemon Bar recipe is a favorite with the team here at TipHero, and the lemon flavor is a little sweet and a tiny bit tart— the perfect balance.
It’s no surprise the recipe R&D team at Betty Crocker Inc. invented the lemon bar and published the first known printed recipe in 1963. To say that things took off after that is an understatement. By the 1970s, everybody was making lemon bars.
And I want to share one of my favorite tips from a friend – some of the greatest advice I have ever received – about the crust. These lemon bars can be made by using store bought sugar cookie dough as the crust. Press cookie dough in the pan the same way you would the homemade dough and bake until the cookie dough is just starting to brown.
Interested in other ways to integrate citrus fruit in your meals? Here are some recipe ideas:
- Lemon Butter Chicken
- Blueberry Pancakes with Lemon Glaze
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
- Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
- Lemon Parmesan Chicken
Recipe adapted from Rock Recipes.