Lemon bars are an absolute treat! How can you resist biting into a nice tangy, lemony dessert that ends with the crunch of a crisp crumbly crust? Once you take a bite into this dessert, you'll realize that lemons aren't just for making lemonade.
The problem is, lemon bars normally get a bad reputation of being too sour or having too much sugar. Some may even shy away from this dessert because of its gooey gel like texture. It also doesn't help if the crust is too soft and falls short of expectations. So how do we make a better lemon bar that can be enjoyed by those who don't normally enjoy this treat? The answer lies in the ingredients and the technique.
This lemon bar recipe was developed to keep the flavor of the filling balanced and to give it some texture. It uses lemon zest and lemon juice to really bring out the flavor of the lemon. Cream cheese is also added to help balance out the tartness and to give the filling a nice firm texture. Lastly, the crust is processed using cold butter, which results in a nice crispy crumbly texture. As soon as you sink your teeth into this, you'll know that this is no ordinary lemon bar.