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Boozy Lemon Bars

Boozy Lemon Bars

These Boozy lemon bars are delicious. And don’t worry, the boozy part is totally optional! So everyone can enjoy these flaky lemon bars with or without alcohol. They are great either way!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword boozy lemon bar recipe, boozy lemon bars, lemon bar recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 319 kcal

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • ¼ C cornstarch
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla vodka Optional

Lemon filling:

  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 C fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 tbsp Citrus Vodka Optional

Meringue:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla vodka and salt.
  4. Cube the butter into smaller pieces and add to the flour mixture. Using your hands cut the butter into the mixture until it's crumbly and starts to come together.
  5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking pan and press it down into one even layer.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes

To make the lemon filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour.
  2. Add in the eggs and lemon juice and citrus vodka and mix until fully combined.
  3. Pour the lemon filling over the crust and return to the oven.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until the lemon filling is set.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 1 hour.

Meringue:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Using a standing mixer, whip the egg whites until they are glossy and smooth, then add the cream of tartar to help the egg whites hold their form.
  3. Slowly add the sugar to the egg whites and then add vanilla.
  4. Scoop into the piping bag
  5. Pipe the meringue on top of the lemon bars and place into the oven that is preheated to 350 degrees for about 10 minutes
  6. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting and enjoying
Nutrition Facts
Boozy Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.