Earl Grey Lemon Bars - The Gingered Whisk

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Earl Grey Lemon Bars

Earl Grey Lemon Bars - The Gingered Whisk

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Calling all tea lovers!!

If you are looking for a fun, unique and super tasty way to integrate your love of tea into other edible goodies, you have totally come to the right place!

I have a serious love for tea, especially Earl Grey! Not only do I find it relaxing to have a nice mug of tea in the afternoon, but I love creating unique and fun ways to bake with tea!

These lemon bars are the perfect treat for several reasons:

  • They are super easy to make and can be done in 30 minutes
  • They are the perfect combination of sweet and tart
  • They will seriously wow your friends, whether they are as obsessed with tea as you are or not
  • These are a light version of a traditional lemon bar, so you don't have to feel guilty for enjoying your fair share!

Earl Grey Lemon Bars - The Gingered Whisk

And guess what? These lemon bars are actually a lightened up version, so you don't have to feel guilty for indulging in them!  These definitely don't taste light, though, and the combination of just a little bit of Earl Grey flavor with lemon is utterly perfect! 

I feel like some lemon bars get too tart and almost metallic tasting, but these have the perfect combination of sweet and tart! 

Earl Grey Lemon Bars - The Gingered Whisk

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Earl Grey Lemon Bars - The Gingered Whisk

If you are interested in more awesome recipes that involve Earl Grey tea, you definitely need to check out my recipes for: 

Earl Grey Lemon Bars

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Keywords: dessert lemon tea bar
Ingredients (16 bars)
    • Cooking spray
    • 5 3/5 ounces (about 1 1/4 cup) flour
    • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 Earl Grey tea bag (or 1 tsp loose leaf tea)
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 8 TBSP chilled butter, cut into pieces
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 Earl Grey tea bag (or 1 tsp loose leaf tea)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 TBSP flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tsp lemon zest
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 TBSP powdered sugar
    Preheat oven to 350F.
    Prepare crust:
    Line an 8" square metal baking pan with parchment paper that extends 2" beyond the sides.
    Coat with cooking spray.
    In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, 1 tsp tea leaves (keep the rest), and salt.
    Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course meal.
    Press into the bottom of the baking pan.
    Bake for 19 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Prepare filling:
    Place the lemon juice in a medium microwavable bowl.
    Microwave the juice on high power for 30 seconds.
    Add the remaining tea from the open tea bag, plus the second tea bag into the juice; cover and steep for 10 minutes.
    Combine the sugar, flour, and baking powder in a bowl.
    To the juice/tea mixture, add the eggs and lemon zest and mix until combined.
    Add the sugar mixture to the juice mixture and whisk until well combined.
    Remove the crust from the oven and pour the filling onto the hot crust.
    Bake for 23 minutes or until set.
    Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
    Remove the bars from the pan using the parchment overhang.
    Dust with the powdered sugar, cut into 16 bars and enjoy!
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    1. This is a perfect recipe for you! Looks delish.

    2. I love tea but have never thought of adding it to lemon bars.
      these must be amazing!
      I too have been in a reading rut.The last good series I read was his dark material by Phillip pullman and the sword of the truth series by Terry Goodkind

      1. Oh, my husband and I read "The Sword of Truth" series together! I'll have to look into the Phillip Pullman series, thanks for the suggestion! :)

    3. Sounds great. I would fight over a lemon bar too. I loved Art of Racing in the Rain. It's a good one. I'll have to give The House of Velvet and Glass a try.

    4. yum! guess these will go wonderful with a hot cup of... earl grey. love the combination of flavors and the texture. I understand you with books. it is really not easy to figure out what's worth reading and what we will like...

    5. wow, these looks absolutely amazing. i may wait until meyer lemons are in season so that that version out too.

    6. I love a good pucker, and I can mentally taste this right now! I am going to have to give it a try for sure!

    7. I really need to make these, I love lemon bars and also tea.


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