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Saturday, January 2, 2010

CEiMB: Lemon Icebox Bars

lemon bars

This recipe for Lemon Icebox Bars is the latest CEiMB offering, hosted by Amy of Playing House. This recipe appears in Ellie Krieger’s newest cookbook, So Easy, and I am happy to say that this is truly the easiest recipe I have made for CEiMB so far.

I was very excited to try this one because I LOVE lemon bars! There is a restaurant here in Greensboro, Cafe Carolina, that sells them in their bakery and I have to get one every time I am in that area of the city shopping. So, it is fantastic to have an easy recipe so I can make them at home!

These lemon bars were creamy and tart, and the crust was slightly salty and crunchy in contrast. I tasted the lemon mixture before pouring it over the crust and refrigerating, and at first I thought it didn’t pack enough lemon flavor for my taste. However, the flavor really comes together during the eight hours it sits in the fridge. If any of you decide to try this, make sure to give the bars the full amount of time in the refrigerator even if the gelatin sets before the time is up.

The only substitution I made to this recipe was to use pasteurized egg whites instead of egg substitute – the only brands in my store all included onion powder in their ingredient lists and I really didn’t want to mix that into a dessert recipe!

Thanks to Amy for a great pick, and be sure to visit her beautiful blog!


Leslie said...

These look yummy! I totally agree, the lemon flavor was much more assertive after spending the night in the fridge. Love your blog!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Beautiful picture! I haven't made these yet but am really looking forward to having them sometime this week. I love lemon anything.

Rachel said...

Thanks Leslie and Liz!

Liz, you should definitely make them - we have enjoyed them a lot.

Karine said...

Great job with your bars! They looks delicious :)

Rachel said...

Thanks Karine!

Jamie said...

I love lemon desserts and I've just bookmarked this one to try. It looks really good! I also like that it's an Ellie Krieger recipe.

I just posted a salmon recipe from her. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

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