A blissful dessert all on its own, these lemon bars are even better with a Lemon Curd filling.
- [For the Crust]: 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (290 g) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, divided use
- ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- [To make the filling]: 4 cups (960 ml) Lemon Curd
- 6 Tablespoons (50 g) all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C.) For the crust, place 1 cup (120 g) of the flour, 1/2 cup of the butter and 1/4 cup (50g) of the sugar into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 6. Pulse quickly 5 times. Remove lid, scrape down the sides of the container and around the blades, then replace the lid and pulse 5 additional times.
- Spoon the contents of the Vitamix container into a 13-inch X 9-inch (33 cm X 23 cm) pan.
- Repeat the same process with the remaining flour, butter and sugar.
- Press the flour mixture into the pan evenly and bake for 20 minutes, until just golden brown. Remove pan and place on a wire rack to cool.
- To make the filling, make one batch of Vitamix Lemon Curd (see recipe.)
- Add 6 Tablespoons (50g) of flour to the lemon curd. Secure the lid.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 3. Blend for 15 seconds.
- Pour the lemon curd filling onto the hot par-baked crust, and spread into an even layer with an offset spatula.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 18-20 minutes or until filling is set. Remove and place on a wire rack, cooling until room temperature before refrigerating.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you desire.