Skinny Lemon Bars

I love my mum's lemon bars, but I hate the amount of calories and Weight Watchers Points that come along with them. So while I have been home my mum and I revamped her traditional lemon bars into ones you don't have to feel bad about eating. Of course I had to share the recipe with you!
Skinny Lemon Bars
Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter; color - cut into small pieces
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice; I just used an organic bottle from Costco
3 teaspoons lemon zest

Directions 
• Preheat over to 325 degrees.
• To make the crust: mix flour and brown sugar until fully incorporated. Add the cold pieces of butter into the flour mixture and use a pastry blender to mix together the dough should appear lumpy. Sprinkle crust into a 13x9 glass dish; press down with a spatula to create a packed surface. Bake until golden; about 20 minutes.

• Lemon topping: beat eggs in a medium bowl until well blended. Add vanilla and powdered sugar; mixing until the powdered sugar is completely dissolved. Then add the lemon zest. .
• As soon as the crust is finished, remove it from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees, and immediately pour lemon mixture over the hot crust.
• Bake for about 30 minutes allow to cool. You'll want to keep this in the refrigerator.


Yields: 24 bars at 3 weight watchers + pts.

25 comments :

  1. These sound delish! I love lemon bars.

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  2. i'm definitely gonna try this at home! i love lemon bars!!

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  3. I love lemon bars! I'll have to try this version!

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  4. I love lemon bars and only 3 points? fantastic! thanks.

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  5. I love me some skinny lemon...will have to print this one...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love this recipe.

    I just recently made some lemon bars from a box mix. They were so good, but so bad at the same time. Next time I have a craving for some sweet lemon, I will have to try this recipe.

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  7. These look so delicious! Definitely going to give the recipe a try :)

    Amy x

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  8. yummy. Lemon is so refreshing. I love eating these bars on Spring days.

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  9. I am so going to try these!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  10. These look great!! And I have been craving something lemon....

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  11. These look just delicious! Lemon bars are so yum! They are one of the few lemon desserts that I love. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. These look delicious. I'm a sucker for lemon bars.
    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  13. I *love* all things lemon!!! These look fabulous!

    Thank you so much for following my blog!!!!! xoxo

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  14. I LOVE LOVE lemon bars and a skinny version?????? I love you! Thank you so much for stopping by, hope to see you back again!

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  15. Oh yum!! The skinny version sounds just as fabulous. I can't wait to try the recipe. xxo

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  16. Yum and Lemon bars are one of my favorites!

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  17. I also love lemon bars! A healthy version totally makes my day! Although, don't tell my boyfriend, because then I won't have any excuses to get off my butt and make them 3 times a week.

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  18. These look really tasty! It wouldn't be a crime to eat a lot of them either!

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  19. This looks good.. skinny lemon bars, and i bet the taste isn't compromised.

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  20. I love lemon bars! I wanted to suggest something. Substitute some whole wheat flour (buy a good brand. it's finer)with the all-purpose white. Even healthier. I do this with chocolate chip cookies and the kids can't tell the difference.

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  21. Oh, I will have to give these a try! delicious and healthy, who would have known?!

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