Classic Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust Recipe – buttery crust and fresh and tangy lemon curd on top. Simple dessert, you can make any time of the year!
I can’t believe it, but I did not crave sweets almost throughout my entire pregnancy.
I didn’t even have cravings for savory foods! I say almost, because I can’t explain why, but I need to have every single sweet treat that I see lately. These classic lemon bars are no exception.
I was scared looking at Pinterest or facebook, or visit my favorite blogs, because every single dessert I see, I need to have it!
My recent obsession – lemon bars!
The combination of shortbread and lemon curd in these classic lemon bars is a winner. You can also check out my Meyer lemon curd recipe  and these Berry Lemon Tartlets  that I made a while back.
They are very easy to make and require some staple ingredients, you probably already have. Did I mention, I love anything “shortbread”? Like these Nutella shortbread cookies  and this Blackberry Cheesecake With Shortbread Crust .
That’s why the shortbread crust is on the thick side here! If this is too thick for your taste, you can reduce all ingredients of the crust in half and also reduce the baking time.
These classic lemon bars do remind me of my childhood.
My grandmother used to make similar bars, but she would cut them into smalled squares, this way they were more like cookies than bars.
If Meyer lemons are in season, feel free to use them. Just remember that they are less acidic and you might want to reduce the amount of sugar for the curd.
These lemon bars are bursting with flavor and make the perfect citrusy dessert for any time of the year. The ultimate holiday treat, too! These classic lemon bars are so good!
URLs in this post:
 Meyer lemon curd recipe: http://cookinglsl.com/meyer-lemon-curd-recipe/
 Berry Lemon Tartlets : http://cookinglsl.com/berry-lemon-tartlets-and-a-giveaway/
 Nutella shortbread cookies: http://cookinglsl.com/chocolate-shortbread-nutella-thumbprint-cookies-recipe/
 Blackberry Cheesecake With Shortbread Crust: http://cookinglsl.com/blackberry-cheesecake-bars-with-shortbread-crust/
 Print Recipe: http://cookinglsl.com/classic-lemon-bars-shortbread-crust-recipe/print/
 Blood Orange Cheesecake Squares: http://cookinglsl.com/blood-orange-cheesecake-squares/