Lemon Poppy Seed Bars




Yield 12 bars


for the crust:

for the filling:


  1. Line an 8"x8" baking pan with foil and prepare with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt and poppy seeds and press the dough into the prepared pan.
  4. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes or the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ F and bake the crust for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove carefully from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Stir together the sugar and flour, beat in the eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  8. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake for 30-35 minutes until set in the center.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and cool completely.
  10. Slice into squares, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
  11. Store any remaining lemon bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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