I know I have posted quite a few lemon recipes already…but what can I say? I love lemon.
My sister and I made these bars on Easter Sunday. I had originally made a cheesecake the night before but it was a total flop. Don’t you just hate it when you spend so much time creating a beautiful dessert and it doesn’t turn out right? Ugh. Anyways, since we needed a fast backup dessert my sister Natasha and I worked together to make these bars in time for dessert!
Wow. Just wow. When my sister and I tasted these bars, we decided we needed to bake together more often. These are the BEST lemon bars I have ever tasted in my life. And that’s saying a lot, since we’ve made lemon bars countless times. The basil is subtle but adds so much depth to the flavor. The crust (made with half powdered sugar) has an amazing cookie-like, melt-in-your-mouth texture. And the balance between the sour and sweet is perfect. YUM.
You need to try this recipe! You won’t regret it.
Lemon Basil Bars
Original recipe for Joy the Baker
Makes 16 squares
2 large fresh basil leaves