Lemon Thyme Bars

This three-layer bar makes a satisfying and sweet dessert. The buttery, thyme-speckled crust is a perfect foundation for a zesty lemon filling.

Serves: 24
Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Crust:
  • Lemon Filling:
15 mins Prep time 45 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
45 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Crust, mix flour, confectioners' sugar, thyme and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/3 of crumb mixture (about 1 cup). Pat remaining crumb mixture into greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven.

  • For the Filling, mix granulated sugar, flour, ginger and baking powder in large bowl. Add lemon juice, eggs and lemon peel; whisk until blended. Pour lemon filling over warm baked crust. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.

  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until filling is set and golden. Cool in pan on wire rack.

  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with Lemon Glaze, if desired. Cut into bars to serve.

Cooking tip

Lemon Glaze: Stir 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice in small bowl until smooth. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons water if needed for desired consistency. Drizzle over top of dessert. Let stand until glaze is set before cutting into bars.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 172Calories: 172Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Sodium: 123mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 8gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g