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Summer Shandy Lemon Bars! The base is a simple shortbread crust. It’s rich, buttery, and perfectly sweet. The filling is a twist on a classic. It’s light, lemony, and the Summer Shandy comes through beautifully. showmetheyummy.com #summer #shandy #beer #lemon #lemonbars #dessert #shortbread #summershandy
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Summer Shandy Lemon Bars

Summer Shandy Lemons Bars! The base is a simple shortbread crust. It’s rich, buttery, and perfectly sweet. The filling is a twist on a classic. It’s light, lemony, and the Summer Shandy comes through beautifully.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh, gooey, summer
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 x 8 nonstick baking pan.

Crust

  • Using your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Now mix in flour, vanilla, and salt until well combined.
  • Place dough in baking pan and press down until it fits evenly in the pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes, while you make the filling.

Filling

  • Using your whisk attachment, whisk together eggs and sugar for 60 seconds.
  • Add in flour, lemon juice, Summer Shandy beer, and lemon zest. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • Pour over slightly cooled crust and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before refrigerating. Cover with saran wrap and chill in the fridge overnight.
  • Before serving dust with powdered sugar and cut into bars!

Nutrition

Serving: 1large bar | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg