Baking with Lemons
Why This Recipe Works
- Quick and Easy: These lemon brownies are ready in no time! This is one of those easy dessert recipes I reach for when I’m in the mood for dessert QUICK.
- Delicious: Flavors of brightly tart lemons encompass flaky textures that are just so chewy and fudgy. You’ll love biting into these cakey lemon brownies.
- Family-Friendly: The entire family will love these easy lemon brownies! How could anyone not love them?! They’re perfect for whenever you’re wanting sunshine in a dish.
What Are Lemon Brownies?
Lemon brownies are cakey squares of zest lemon, butter, and sugar that are baked to perfection. Not only are they baked to perfection, but these lemon brownies are also coated in a sweet lemon glaze that makes these brownies just irresistible. When I say I love these brownies: I really love them!
You will don’t need much for these fudgy lemon brownies! You’ll love how minimal this recipe is!
- Lemons: You will need three medium-sized lemons for both zest and juice.
- Butter: Unsalted butter is best.
- Sugar: Both granulated and powdered sugars are needed for this recipe!
- Flour: All-purpose flour is what I used for these lemon brownies!
How to Make Lemon Brownies
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper with butter.
Next, zest and juice the lemons and set them aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, zest, and juice. Set aside.
In a mixer, cream the butter with sugar, flour, and salt. Add the egg mixture.
Beat on medium speed for two minutes and spread into prepared pan.
For the Lemon Glaze
Powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest.
Whisk together until smooth.
Spread on bars. Place in the refrigerator to set.
Cut to serve. Store in the refrigerator.
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Are Brownies Always Chocolate?
Not necessarily! We like to call these lemon squares brownies because they are super chewy and gooey like fudgy brownies.
What Makes a Brownie a Brownie?
What makes a brownie a true brownie is the ratio of butter, sugar, and flour and how gooey and fudgy it is.
Can Lemon Brownies Be Frozen?
Yes! If you want to freeze the brownies, just allow them cool once they have been removed from the oven and wrap them in plastic wrap. Don’t cut the brownies, but just wrap them in plastic wrap then foil.
- You will need the juice of 1 ½ of the lemons.
- Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to four days.
If you like this lemon brownie recipe, then be sure to check out my full page of bar recipes! And here are even more lemon recipes to love, if you are lucky enough to find yourself with a big bunch of lemons!
Let’s make some luscious lemon brownies!
- For the Brownies:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- For the Glaze:
- 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 8 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper with butter.
- Zest and juice lemons and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together eggs, zest and juice, set aside.
- In your mixer, cream butter with sugar, flour and salt. Add the egg mixture.
- Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes and spread into prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Do not over bake, or bars will be dry.
- For the Glaze: Whisk together and spread on bars. Place in the refrigerator to set.
- Cut to serve. Store in the refrigerator.
(recipe will take the zest of approximately 3 medium sized lemons and the juice of 1 1/2 of them)
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.