fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sunny Citrus Lemon Bars
If you didn’t get your fill of lemonade, lemon cake or lemon anything this summer, Labor Day weekend is your chance to indulge in citrusy, bright and tangy Lemon Bars. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to summer! Although lemon loaf, lemon curd, lemon cakes, pies and cookies have been around for centuries, the lemon bar or lemon square is apparently a relatively new creation. In fact, the website joepastry.com, credits the R&D department at Betty Crocker Inc. with dreaming up the very first lemon bar and printing the first known recipe in 1963. In 1993, Betty Crocker added the Lemon Bar to its Supreme Dessert Bar line of baking mixes, but nothing compares to making lemon bars from scratch. A four ingredient crust and a few more ingredients to make a filling and you’ve got a fantastic dessert that is delicious chilled or room temperature and travels well for your Labor Day weekend celebration! Where did I get the recipe? I adapted it from my 1992 Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Cookie Book, of course!