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Weight Watchers Lemon Bars (3 pts.)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Mindi with IsaveA2Z.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons of packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of regular cold butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar divided in two
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest optional - don't add for a less tart taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • To make the crust: Mix the flour and brown sugar in a food processor until it is fully blended.
  • Add the butter pieces to the flour mixture and pulse the food processor until the butter is cut into tiny, pea-sized pieces and the dough looks lumpy.
  • Pour crust mixture evenly into an un-greased 9x13 baking dish. Press the crust down, with a spatula, to make it packed.
  • Bake crust in oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, make your lemon topping:
  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs until they are well blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar, then mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice and the rest of the powdered sugar. Mix until the powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add the lemon zest.
  • As soon as the crust is finished, take it out of the oven and reduce the temperature to 300.
  • Immediately pour your lemon topping over the hot crust and continue to bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into 24 bars.

Notes

The crust HAS TO BE HOT when you pour the lemon topping on it. You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top as well, but that's optional.