Rhubarb Lemon Bars

Rhubarb Lemon Bars

AuthorJulie

Rhubarb Lemon Bars

Base:
1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch salt
Topping:
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
grated zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp)
1/2 cup chopped thin rhubarb
icing sugar, for dusting

1

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl or the bowl of a food processor, combine the butter, sugar, flour and salt, blending with a pastry cutter or fork or pulsing in the food processor until well-combined and crumbly. Press into the bottom of a buttered or parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until barely golden around the edges.

2

In the same bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice and stir until well blended and smooth.

3

Sprinkle the rhubarb evenly over the base and pour the lemon filling over top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares; freeze them first for a cleaner cut. Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar before serving. Makes 16 squares.

Ingredients

 Base:
 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 pinch salt
 Topping:
 1 cup sugar
 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
 1/4 tsp baking powder
 1/4 tsp salt
 2 large eggs
 grated zest of 1 lemon
 juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp)
 1/2 cup chopped thin rhubarb
 icing sugar, for dusting

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl or the bowl of a food processor, combine the butter, sugar, flour and salt, blending with a pastry cutter or fork or pulsing in the food processor until well-combined and crumbly. Press into the bottom of a buttered or parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until barely golden around the edges.

2

In the same bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice and stir until well blended and smooth.

3

Sprinkle the rhubarb evenly over the base and pour the lemon filling over top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares; freeze them first for a cleaner cut. Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar before serving. Makes 16 squares.

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2 comments on “Rhubarb Lemon Bars

  1. Donna Spronk
    March 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Hi JUlie
    I want to make these. I have frozen rhubarb… do I thaw or use from the frozen state????
    Thanks
    Donna

    • Julie
      March 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      Keep them frozen! Add them directly from the freezer!

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