How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer set on high speed.
  • Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add flour and mix at low speed until fully incorporated then press dough evenly into bottom of square baking pan.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Prick shortbread crust with fork and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool on rack to room temperature.
  • Prepare cream cheese filling while crust is baking.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth in medium bowl with electric mixer set on high speed.
  • Add egg and lemon extract and beat on medium speed until light and smooth.
  • Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate.
  • Blend egg yolks with the cornstarch and sugar in medium non-aluminum saucepan.
  • Place over low heat and slowly whisk in water and lemon juice.
  • Increase heat to medium low and cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add lemon peel and butter and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Spread chilled cream cheese filling evenly over cooled shortbread crust with spatula.
  • Spread lemon curd evenly over cream cheese filling.
  • Place pan in center of oven and bake 40 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature on rack.
  • Chill in refrigerator 1 hour before cutting into bars.
  • Dust top with confectioners' sugar.

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  • amyliz 6 years ago
    Oh my...sounds wonderful!
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  • notyourmomma 6 years ago
    Love the lemon bar, this sounds awesome.
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  • mellian 6 years ago
    It's 1:07am! And I can't make these in the middle of the night! WAHHH!!

    LOL!

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  • michelle73 6 years ago
    I am going to make these soon.
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  • borinda 7 years ago
    Lemon... you make me need to try these. They sound luscious.
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    OMG, sound so yummy.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    What's not to love? These go to the top of my sweet list! GREAT POST!
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    " It was excellent "
    tpatti ate it and said...
    OOOhhhh I love lemon, this looks fantastic!!
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