These Meyer lemon bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Feel free to make them with regular lemon juice if you don’t have Meyer lemons on hand.
The Best Lemon Bar Recipe
Earlier this week I asked my friends on Facebook which holiday recipes they wanted to see (you’re following FoodieCrush right?!!?). It came to a tie between Meyer Lemon Bars and a slow cooker Christmas Eve dinner. So I made you both. We’re starting with dessert first, as every meal really should. That slow cooker dinner? Look for it on Sunday, a little bonus holiday post.
I took on a gardening adventure this year. See, I live in the mountains at the edge of a desert. Some wouldn’t think of Utah as a desert, but it is. The summers are so hot the chickens lay hard boiled eggs and the winters are colder than a witch’s kiss. (You can thank my mother in law for that vision.)
So when I decided to attempt to grow my favorite Meyer lemon tree in this non-Florida/Southern California landscape, I was pretty much tempting fate.
My two little trees/shrubs/bushes did produce about 6 lemons. Which makes each lemon worth about $34. Which makes for some rather expensive Meyer Lemon Bars. But totally worth it going from MY farm to MY table. And of course, you can find them a lot cheaper in the grocery store.
Now, thanks to snow on the ground and that darn witch and her kiss, I’ve moved these babies indoors and I must say, they are happy, happy, happy. I even have a new greenie on the stem just hoping to one day meet its destiny with a vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred thank you very much.
I decided to harvest a few of my coveted lemons to showcase in one of my favorite holiday recipes, turning my classic Lemon Bars into Meyer Lemon Bars. What’s the diff? The lemon of course!
Meyer lemons are sweeter than regular store-bought Eurekas. The taste is somewhat like a cross between a lemon and an orange.
I started making this recipe by the time I was about 12 years old and I made it each and every Christmas until I hit the age of about 30. I haven’t made it in a while, but have had such an itch, I just had to scratch.continue to the recipe… about Meyer Lemon Bars