Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are a light, brightly-flavored dessert, best served with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar.Noah Fecks

This recipe, from SAVEUR senior web editor Helen Rosner, appeared in our 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar. Helen says: "One of the first desserts I learned to make after growing out of slice-and-bake cookies was this simple, superlatively flavorful take on lemon bars. The lemon curd takes on extra brightness from the use of zest as well as juice, its intensity well-balanced against buttery-rich shortbread."