Weight Watchers Lemon Bars Recipe – A delicious, tangy dessert with fresh lemon, eggs, powdered sugar, flour, and vanilla extract.
PREP TIME20MINUTES MINS
COOK TIME50MINUTES MINS
TOTAL TIME1HOUR HR 40MINUTES MINS
- 8X8 Baking Pan
- Mixing Bowl
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon zest freshly grated
- ¼ cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp powdered sugar or to taste
- Move oven rack to center of the oven. Preheat the oven at 350° F
- Prepare an 8×8 baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
For the shortbread crust:
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter and flour, Combine using a wooden spoon by mashing together. Continue until completely combined.
- Add salt, vanilla extract, and ¼ cup powdered sugar. Using a wooden spoon, mash to combine. Continue until mixture is crumbly.
- In the prepared 8×8 baking dish, press the mixture evenly into the bottom. Note: Wet hands to keep it from sticking.
- Using a fork, poke holes all over the mixture.
- In preheated oven, bake 22 minutes or until the edges of the crust are very slightly golden brown. Remove from oven, but don’t turn off oven.
For the lemon layer:
- In a mixing bowl, add egg yolks and eggs. Beat.
- Whisk in 2 TBSP flour, and sugar. Whisk until smooth
- Add in lemon zest, and lemon juice. Whisk for approx 2 minutes.
- Pour over the crust in the 8×8 baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until it is set and the top of the lemon bars have a white sugar crust.
- Cool fully before cutting.
- When cool, submerge a knife in hot water. Move the knife around the outside edge to break the seal from the baking dish. Cut 16 bars.
- Garnish the cut bats with 1 tsp powdered sugar.
MyWW Points: 5 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan
5 WW Freestyle Points and 7 Smart Points
Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 21.8gProtein: 1.9gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 51.3mgSodium: 46.6mgPotassium: 26.3mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 14.8gCalcium: 8.6mgIron: 0.6mg