The Sweet Melissa Baking Book: Toasted Almond Lemon Bars Recipe

The Sweet Melissa Baking Book: Toasted Almond Lemon Bars Recipe
14 Ingredients
  • For the crust
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds, lightly toasted*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 tablespoons (2 1/2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • For the lemon filling
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 7 lemons)
  • * To toast nuts: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spread the almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden and you can smell them. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Before you start
  • Position a rack in the center of your oven. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick vegetable cooking spray. Make a parchment "sling" by cutting two pieces of parchment paper, measuring 16 1/2 inches long by 12 inches wide (you can
Nutrition
443
22% daily value
12 servings
                                       
                                            vegetarian
     

Fat

37% 24

Saturated

65% 13

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 8

Polyunsaturated

- 2

Carbs

17% 52

Carbs (net)

- 51

Fiber

6% 1

Sugars

- 30

Sugars, added

- 29

Protein

13% 6

Cholesterol

38% 113

Sodium

5% 125

Calcium

4% 35

Magnesium

6% 26

Potassium

3% 126

Iron

10% 2

Zinc

6% 1

Phosphorus

14% 98

Vitamin A

21% 189

Vitamin C

12% 11

Thiamin (B1)

19% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

20% 0

Niacin (B3)

11% 2

Vitamin B6

5% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

23% 93

Folate (food)

- 25

Folic acid

- 40

Vitamin B12

8% 0

Vitamin D

186% 28

Vitamin E

15% 2

Vitamin K

1% 2

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 46
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