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Lavender Lemon Bars Recipe

A hint of lavender and lemon peel in the crust make these treats a favorite. —Judith Hilinski, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the flour, almonds, lavender and lemon peel; beat until crumbly. Pat into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a another small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs and lemon juice; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • 3. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Lavender Lemon Bars

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This recipe was easy to make and tastes great. I would recommend crushing the lavender with a mortar and pestle for texture purposes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This recipe was easy to make and tastes great. I would recommend crushing the lavender with a mortar and pestle for texture purposes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"Lavender lemon bars are delicious and so easy to make. My children step in and do whatever they can to make this recipe better, which does not surprise me at all. They're all good cooks and love baking as much as cooking."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.