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Frozen Lemon Bars

January 21, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Frozen Lemon Bars

I made these frozen lemon bars last weekend for a dinner party. I got the idea from this months Food Network Magazine, but ended up making up my own recipe. I just love lemon desserts – fresh and light! Here’s my recipe:

INGREDIENTS
For the Crust:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup corn starch
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
zest of a lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
For the Ice Cream Filling:
1L plain greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
For the Topping:
1 cup lemon curd

DIRECTIONS

Crust:

Preheat oven to 300F. Butter a 7×10″ pan, and line with parchment so that the paper overhangs on all sides.

Combine the flour, icing sugar, corn starch, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on low speed until the mixture is crumbly. Grate in the lemon zest and add the juice, and mix on low speed until the dough just comes together. Press the dough into the prepared pan, and bake for ~25 minutes, until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

1 - Crust Ingredients

2 - Add Zest to Crust

Ice Cream / Topping:

Place the yogurt in a bowl, and mix by hand until smooth. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest, and mix by hand or with a hand mixer. Chill for 1 hour.

3 - Add Yogurt

4 - All Ingredients + Lemon

5 - Mix

Add the contents to an ice cream maker, and churn for ~20 minutes. Spread the ice cream onto the cooled crust, and freeze for 1 hour.

6 - Churn Ice Cream Maker

7 - Add Ice Cream to Crust

Spread the lemon curd over the top (you may need to stir the lemon curd first to remove any lumps) and freeze for another hour.

8 - Add Curd

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Final - Frozen Lemon Bars

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