For the Crust:
- Cooking spray
- 5 3/5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Earl Grey tea bags, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
For the Filling:
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons worth)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons worth)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter (or just use two knives) until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
|Ok. So it’s not exactly browned..|
While the crust is baking, zest your lemons and set aside. Squeeze the lemon juice into a medium microwave-safe bowl. (I squeezed them over a mesh sieve to catch all of the seeds).
Microwave the juice for 30 seconds on high. Steep the remaining tea bag in the hot lemon juice. Cover the bowl and steep for 10 minutes.
Squeeze out all the juice from the tea bag back into the bowl. Add the lemon zest and eggs to the juice. Whisk until combined.
Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool for 30 minutes. Remove the squares from the pan by lifting the foil. Remove the foil from the squares and cut into 16 equal bars.
These smelled amazing while baking (I am my mother’s daughter). I was hoping they’d taste half as good as they made my apartment smell!
I’ve never made lemon bars before so I was unsure what the consistency should be. But I’m happy with how they turned out!
What a lovely addition of tea! They sound wonderful.
Foodie Stuntman says
These look yummy. Happy Birthday/belated Mother’s Day!
Isabelle @ Crumb says
Love these! I’m a big fan of traditional lemon bars as it is, but the addition of Earl Grey is brilliant. Gotta love Cooking Light – their recipes are almost completely fool-proof, on top of being healthy and delicious.
Hope your mother enjoyed the bars. 🙂
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
My mom loves lemony desserts too. These look tasty!
Love the addition of Earl Grey tea to these lemon bars! Great recipe!
Peggy G. says
Oh these sound awesome! Love the infusion of the Earl Grey =)
Shonagh @ An Offal Experiment says
These are the perfect bar for my upcoming garden club meeting! To make them really pretty it would be nice to add a candied pansy petal on top.
gastronomic nomad says
Lemon squares are always delicious. Great new twist. Congrats on top 9!
Jennifer Cote says
I can relate to your mom, Kaitlin. Earl Grey Tea is AWEsome! And the bergamot/citrus flavor it has sounds like a perfect addition to the lemon bars. Bet the family loved ’em, hey?
Oh, and congrats on making Foodbuzz’s Top 9 😀
Geri Saucier says
These bars lookand sound fantastic:) I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the great post and Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top9:)
This is so creative. I love Earl Grey. Congrats on the top nine!
I love your addition of Earl Grey, these look fantastic!
These sound wonderful and I wanted to pin them on my “Time for Tea” Pinterest board, but my “Pin It” button wouldn’t work on this page. Any idea why? (Don’t miss out on the free Pinterest publicity!)
Kait Lun says
That’s really odd Diane, I’m not sure why it wasn’t working! Would just re-pinning my pin help? You can access it at: https://pinterest.com/pin/149955862563155564/
I hope this helps!
Earl Grey is such a good idea in lemon bars! I can’t wait to try it out myself, thanks for the suggestion!
These look delicious… great idea with the early grey tea, I bet that is a nice compliment in these lemon bars!!!
Kait Lun says
Thanks to all who buzzed these into the Top 9 on Foodbuzz, I really appreciate it!
Ashlee Christopher says
These look amazing!!! Must try!! Thank you for the recipe. Found you on foodbuzz and I am glad I did 🙂
Lemon desserts RULE! especially ones combined with tea….does that make it okay to have them for breakfast? : )