When you begin a recipe, it’s usually a really good idea to read through the whole thing thoroughly before starting. Like today, when I went to make lemon bars for a friend’s birthday and was getting ready to stick the crust in the oven when I noticed a note on the bottom of the recipe that said: “And I would spray the pan first.” Besides wondering why an instruction that says FIRST wasn’t actually put in the recipe that way chronologically. Obviously, to remind me of the need to read over the whole thing first. Trust me, it is infinitely easier to spray the pan when it is empty.
This recipe for lemon bars is a family favorite. Every special event includes them, be it a graduation, shower, or wedding, and these little scoops of citrus-sweetness are super easy.
Once they are out of the oven and warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar. I then stuck mine back in the oven and turned the broiler on to get the jiggle out of the custard and to caramelize the sugar. Caramelized sugar is one of the best tastes ever: deeply rich and warm.