IPA Lemon Bars

The recipe used for the these lemon bars came from The Beeroness, but we did a little tweaking of our own.

We chose to use the Miss Blanc's Teahouse IPA in our batch of lemon bars because of the sweet citrus, lemongrass, and floral aromas that the variety of hops bring to the beer; and the subtle flavor of sweet malts that hit the palate after you get past the tartness of the lemon.

What you will need to make your own IPA Lemon Bars are the following ingredients:

CRUST:

2 cup of flour
2/3 cup of powdered sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) of unsalted butter (chilled & cubed)
a pinch of salt

FILLING:

6 large eggs
3 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
4 Tbsp cornstarch
2/3 cup of fresh squeezed lemon
1/2 cup of Miss Blanc's Teahouse IPA (or any IPA of your choice)

Powdered Sugar for dusting

Let's get baking!

CRUST:

  • Grease a 9x13 pan
  • Add the flour, powdered sugar, butter, and salt to a food processor, and process until well combined.  (If you have the "dough" button on your blender or food processor, use that option.)
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of the greased 8x8 pan, then chill for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • After the crust has chilled, bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • Once that has baked, cool for 15 minutes.

FILLING:

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F
  • Whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and beer, and stir until combined.
  • Pour the filling onto the cooled crust, and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the filling is set in the center.
  • Once baked, allow the bars to cool slightly before refrigerating.  Then chill 2 to 3 hours before you cut into it.
  • With the powdered sugar, dust the lemon bars before serving.

These are sure to be a summer favorite among friends and family!  Cheers!