Sitting on the porch or patio with your friends and family oftentimes calls for a cooling glass of lemonade. Though for the lemon-lovers in the group, sipping on a tall glass of lemonade isn't quite enough citrusy goodness and they need a little something extra. Enter the lemon bar recipe, an easy dessert that you can whip up in under an hour and will yield enough servings for everyone you're spending time with. So, bust out those lemons because when life hands them to you there are quite a few additional dishes you can make with them!
Some people prefer to chill their bars and then refrigerate them until they're cool. The reason for this is that the lemon bars become much easier to handle when they're entirely chilled as opposed to cooling at room temperature.
You can also skip the grated lemon peel entirely if you don't want your bars to have too much of a citrusy taste. The freshly squeezed lemon juice is more than enough lemon for some people, but it's entirely up to you. It's also an option for you to add a small amount of salt to the filling as well. Some people like to add 1/4 teaspoon while others prefer something smaller like 1/8 of a teaspoon. Though, if you're not a fan of this ingredient or if it's missing from your pantry then you can omit salt from the crust and the filling altogether.
Surprise your guests and lemon-fans alike with this simple lemon bar recipe that brings the flavor and enough of it for everyone!