Summer is here! Am I the only one who has noticed an extreme fruit trend in stores? I love it! Everywhere I turn, from clothing to homewares, I am noticing the trend of fruit prints and designs (especially citrus)! Even our small business friends, Caloosa WaterWear, have some gorgeous citrus designs that are perfect for summer.

Today I wanted to share a little summer recipe with y’all: a refreshing lemon bar recipe! Up here in Pennsylvania we don’t really see these a lot, so I’m excited to share them with friends and family. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Read until the end to learn how you can win the apron and dish towel featured in this post, graciously given by our friends at Caloosa WaterWear. Cheers to them for sponsoring today’s post and the giveaway!

This recipe essentially has two parts: the crust and the filling. Here is what you’ll need for each.

For the Crust:

  • 1/2 c. of granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (1/2 pound) – room temperature
  • 2 c. of flour
  • a pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon to be exact)

For the Filling:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • lemon zest – do this to your liking. I used 1 tablespoons’ worth (2 lemons), but you can add another tablespoon
  • 1 c. lemon juice – I recommend squeezing your own (this will take anywhere from 3-5 lemons)

*tip: grate the exterior of your lemons for the zest then juice them after for the juice!*

Optional Garnishes:

  • powdered sugar (highly recommended)
  • mint leaf and blueberries (not necessary but adds some fun color)

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350*F

Step 2

Create the crust. First, combine the butter and sugar to create a cream that is fluffy and light. Then add in the flour and salt; if you’re using a mixer, have the setting on low. It will begin to make a dough-like consistency. Once you’ve achieved this texture, take it out and place on to a well-floured surface in a ball shape. Take a 9″ x 13″ x 2″ baking dish, lightly grease it, and flatten the dough until it is even throughout the pan. Chill for 15 minutes.

Then, bake the crust in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool before adding the lemon filling.

Step 3

Create the filling. Whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture evenly over the cooled crust.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350*F, or until the filling sets. Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting.

Step 4

Cut to your liking – squares or triangles are typical. Garnish with powdered sugar and anything else you would like, then enjoy!

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I hope y’all enjoyed this little recipe post! These turned out absolutely delicious! I am by no means a baker or chef, so if I can make these, so can you. And how cute do these look accompanied by Caloosa WaterWear’s fun apron, dish towel, and accessories?

If you’d like to win a matching apron and dish towel of your own, be sure to check today’s post on my Instagram! It is super easy to enter. The giveaway ends Sunday 6/13 at 11:59pm EST – so be sure to enter soon!

Cheers!

xoxo
Jayme

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