Ginger-Lemon Bars

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Instead of dusting the finished bars with confectioners’ sugar, put several gingersnap cookies in a food processor and turn into crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the top of the bars.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups plus ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ⅔ cup plus 2 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13" × 9" pan and set aside.
  • Combine 1½ cups flour, ginger, and ⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar. Blend in butter with fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press into pan; bake 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, ⅓ cup flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until foamy. Pour over hot crust.
  • Return to oven and bake 20–25 minutes, or until set. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups plus ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ⅔ cup plus 2 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13" × 9" pan and set aside.
  • Combine 1½ cups flour, ginger, and ⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar. Blend in butter with fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press into pan; bake 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, ⅓ cup flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest until foamy. Pour over hot crust.
  • Return to oven and bake 20–25 minutes, or until set. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium20mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars15g
Protein2g