I happen to love lemon bars. Like i REALLY love them. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that my fiances parents have a lemon tree in their backyard, and it’s not just any lemon tree… it’s a Meyer Lemon tree.
For those of you who dont know, Meyer lemons are amazing! Without having tried one, it would be hard to imagine a lemon really tasting “better” than the rest. But, give one a taste and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
The other reason I’m really excited about this recipe is that it’s nice and healthy! Chances are if you’re on my website your looking for a healthy recipe that still tastes as good as the original. This is one that I have to say tastes even better =) Take it from a self-professed lemon bar snob. And it’s only 87 calories!!
Something to consider before making any lemon bar recipe is whether you want a sweet or tart bar. (I love my lemon bars extra tart). That being said, if you want a sweeter bar you can either reduce the lemon juice a bit or add more sweetener. However, everyone who tried these loved the extra little kick! Dont worry, you won’t be puckering 😉
The key to this recipe is using FRESH lemons. Sure, the bottled lemon juice may be handy but it’s packed with unnecessary additives and it won’t taste as good. Trust me on this. Oh, and of course you can’t forget the Meyer lemons. Of course, you can substitute these for regular lemons (as they can be hard to find), but I urge you to use the Meyer variety if possible. You won’t be disappointed.
Ok enough yapping. Here’s the recipe.