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Lavender Lemon bars with powdered sugar and purple flowers on parchment

Lavender Lemon Bars

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 bars 1x

Description

A spring time, subtle floral twist on the classic sweet and tart dessert. Just add a little lavender extract and some lavender buds!


Ingredients

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For the Crust

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried lavender baking buds, roughly minced

For the Filling


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  2. Make the crust: In a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and lavender buds. Using the paddle attachment, stir in flour and salt until combined.
  3. Press the crust mixture firmly onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish, evenly covering the surface.
  4. Place on a middle rack in the oven and bake for 10 minutes until just turning golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. While crust is cooling, make the filling: In a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, lavender extract, lavender buds, lemon juice, and lemon zest until completely combined. Add flour and whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the cooled crust. Place on a middle rack in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is set (a little jiggle in the center is ok, it will firm up more as it cools). If the top starts to brown, place a piece of foil gently over the top of the baking pan.
  7. Remove and let cool completely. Once the pan is cool, cut into desired bar shape and dust with confectioner’s sugar.