Lemon Bars

While Lemon Bars made with organic ingredients are still far from a healing health food they are Family Friendly. The wholesome ingredients are easier on your body to digest and they are easy to make. If you have any lemon left over be sure to drink the juice in some warm, healthy, clean, water with a meal or first thing in the morning.

Shortbread Crust:

  • 2 cups organic sprouted flour
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea or Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup organic salted butter, 2 sticks, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, room temperature

Lemon Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic sprouted flour
  • 4 large organic or farm raised eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed organic lemon juice, about 4 lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon organic lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. 
  • Place parchment paper in a 9-by-13 inch glass baking dish with paper going up the sides

Prepare The Crust:

  • Stir the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the cubed butter a few pieces at a time using the back of a fork until the mixture has a coarse meal appearance.
  • Press the prepared crust evenly into the papered glass dish.
  • Bake crust for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven.

While the crust bakes, prepare the filling:

  • Whisk the sugar, flour and eggs in a large bowl until well blended.
  • Whisk in the lemon juice and grated lemon zest.
  • Pour the filling over the hot/warm crust and bake for about 20-22 minutes, until filling is set in the center.
  • Cool completely in the dish on a rack and then place in the refrigerator.
  • Chill for 2 hours to allow bars to completely set (may leave overnight for better texture). 
  • Sift powdered sugar over the squares before serving. 

Published by aparentingmatter

I obtained my Master’s of Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. In 2002, I was awarded a Bachelor's in Administration of Justice from George Mason University. I have recently completed a 40 hour course in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have 30 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders and mental health diagnosis. I have offered services in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, day school, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities, and in the home. My professional history includes working with clients struggling with behavioral management issues, substance abuse struggles, chronic illness and providing end of life support. I specialize in working with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Mood Disregulation, Substance Abuse and ADHD. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation and other evidence-based methods have been my preferred intervention methods in my practices. I am passionate about helping individuals and families lead the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible. I have facilitated and co-facilitated groups covering positive peer communities, restorative justice, skill building, socialization, integration, parenting groups as well as provided parental support and psychoeducational groups. I am also passionate about providing support to people struggling with end-of-life circumstances and chronic illness. I utilize God-centered, Biblical life-coaching methods to encourage these clients with meaningful life choices that help them to positively embrace the uncertainty these circumstances can create in a way that fosters hope. My personal interests include spending meaningful time with my family, farming on my homestead, researching topics of interest, and helping others achieve healthy lifestyles.

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