Tuesday's Cupboard—Meyer Lemon Bars

Keep an eye out for bags of Meyer lemons sold at Costco

Inspired by Martha


Brown-Butter Shortbread 
Meyer Lemon Bars


Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, not bottled

Find Martha's recipe on her website


Helpful tips:

WARNING:  This is an involved recipe.  Plan on lots of pans and a couple of refrigeration breaks.  Watch the video!
  • Be sure to spray or butter the inside of the baking pan (under the parchment lining), as recommended in the recipe.  The crust is super sticky.
  • I used Martha's double-sided parchment (foil on one side, parchment on the other) with the paper side against the crust.  I have regular parchment, but the foil made it easier to wrap over the edges of the baking pan.  
  • The alligator clips are extremely useful for baking.  I removed the clips before I refrigerated the bars overnight (before cutting). 
  • I used 1 + 1/4 c. of liquid eggs (equal to 5 eggs), plus one extra-large egg yolk in the custard with no noticeable difference in the consistency or taste. 
  • Re: bubbles in the custard.  You don't need a torch.  I had one bubble & a toothpick was sufficient.

The crust is like a fresh shortbread cookie!  So GOOD

enjoy!

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