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Lemon Ricotta Bars

Lemon Ricotta Bars

This light, refreshing dessert is the perfect end to any meal

A little tart, perfectly sweet, and creamy to perfection, these lemon bars are simply delicious.

This recipe is courtesy of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 3/4 Cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 Cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 Cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 3/4 Cups softened butter, sliced, plus more for buttering parchment

For the filling:

  • 1 Cup fresh whole milk ricotta, drained (if you don’t have cheesecloth, you can use a colander lined with coffee filters)
  • 4 large eggs, preferably Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • Lemon juice from 3 large lemons, strained
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

Servings16

Calories Per Serving272

Folate equivalent (total)54µg13%


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.


Lemon Ricotta Bars

Light, airy and tangy are a few words I’d use to describe these Healthyish lemon ricotta bars. The smooth, tart filling melts in your mouth, and has the perfect amount of lemon flavor. While the crust is nutty and buttery, with a perfectly crispy texture.

These lemon ricotta bars skew more on the “ISH” side of my Healthyish recipes, but are worth every bite! I cut them into small squares making them easier to grab. As a finishing touch, I dusted these bars with powdered sugar and some extra lemon zest.

These bars would taste great any time of year, but especially during peak citrus season. In North America, citrus season runs late Fall through early Spring. So, give these tasty bars a try. You’ll be so glad you did.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Try my cranberry cheese roll-ups or my cinnamon apple crumble.