This past weekend, we offered to bring a dessert to a church event and these delicious Lemon Bars were a big hit! Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, these lemon bars were a best-seller for years at Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa specialty food store, and I can totally see why – they are fabulous!
This is another one of those recipes for when you aren’t worrying about counting calories! The bottom of the lemon bars have a lightly, sweetened buttery shortbread crust. Then a rich and lemony-sweet filling is poured over the crust and baked until the filling is set. Once the bars have cooled, the top is sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar for one last bit of sweetness – plus the powdered sugar looks very pretty on top!
If you are a lemon dessert lover like us – these rich and intensely lemon bars are a must-try and won’t disappoint!