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Smoked Lemon Bars

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Lemon Bars

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

These bars are smokin’. Our homemade lemon bars are made with fresh squeezed lemon juice, sugar, zest and baked over applewood for some serious dessert perfection.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 egg yolk

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cornstarch

  • Pinch sea salt

  • 4 Tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil

  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 1/4 Cup flour

  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar

  • 3 Tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1/4 Teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 10 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Cubes

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, sugar, eggs and yolks, cornstarch and fine sea salt. Pour into a sheet tray or cake pan and place on grill. Smoke for 30 minutes whisking mixture halfway through smoking. Remove from grill and set aside.
  • 3

    Pour mixture into a small saucepan. Place on stove top set to medium heat until boiling. Once boiling, boil for 60 seconds. Remove from heat and strain through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Whisk in cold butter, olive oil, and lemon zest.
  • 4

    To make a crust, pulse together the flour, granulated sugar, confectioners’ sugar, lemon zest and salt in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until just mixed into a crumbly dough. Press dough into a prepared 9” by 9” baking dish lined with parchment paper that is long enough to hang over 2 of the sides.
  • 5

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 6

    Bake until crust is very lightly golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 7

    Remove from grill and pour the lemon filling over the crust. Return to grill and continue to bake until filling is just set about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 8

    Allow to cool at room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled before slicing into bars. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and flaky sea salt right before serving. Enjoy!