I love the bold taste of lemon, however, most ready-made mixes aren’t very “lemony”. Last weekend, I was making a “yellow brick road” platter and used lemon bars as the road. This was all very last minute, so I didn’t have enough time to bake from scratch.
I picked up a box of Lemon Bar Mix from Target. This has 2 packets inside. One for the crust, which you press into an 8 or 9 inch pan and bake for about 10 minutes. The filling packet calls for 3 eggs and 1/3 cup of water. Since I like a good burst of lemon flavor, I skipped the water and substituted fresh lemon juice. Once mixed, you pour over the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes @ 350 deg. Cool completely and cut into bars with a wet knife to prevent sticking. Dust with confectioners sugar.
They were fantastic and I was asked if I baked them from scratch!