Lemon Bars on a Silver Platter | Eye Candy

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Today’s Eye Candy comes to you (literally) on a silver platter!  Yesterday a friend and I had a nice hour sitting on the terrace, having a chat and sampling these delicious lemon bars after I was finished with a photo shoot..  As it has been a while since I posted a recipe I thought this one would be a fitting start to summer. Let me know what you think!

Lemon bars on a silver platter

silver platter

A pile of tangy lemon bars on a round silver platter.

The platter is a lovely neoclassical design, and just like a little black dress can go from formal to casual settings without a care in the world. For full details, more photos or to purchase, click here.


Almost forgot the recipe!

Tangy Lemon Bars (click on title for a printer-friendly version)


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 stick butter

lemon filling:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350℉.  Lightly grease an 8 inch square baking pan.

For the crust:  Put the flour, sugar, and butter in a food processor and mix until it is a fine crumb, almost a sandy texture.  Pour the crumbs into the prepared pan, pat down to make an even layer and then bake for 20 minutes.  Keep the oven on.

For the filling: While the crust is baking, mix together the eggs and sugar.  Beat them with a whisk until the mixture turns a pale yellow.  In a separate bowl mix together the lemon juice, flour and baking powder.  Once the crust has finished baking, pour the lemon juice mixture into the egg mixture.  Stir together with a spoon until thoroughly mixed.  (I don’t like to whisk this last step as it makes the mixture too frothy.  When the mix is all frothy the batter just doesn’t cook to the right consistency)

Place the filled pan into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.  Cool and slice.  Delicious the next day.



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5 thoughts on “Lemon Bars on a Silver Platter | Eye Candy

  1. Jennie@gotmyreservationsNo Gravatar

    I hate lemon bars, but I love the platter. Gorgeous — and you already know I use my silver outdoors. Garage sale silver is the perfect choice for picnics; it’s almost indestructible and beautiful.

    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      Hi Jen –

      Sorry you don’t like lemon bars :(…I wasn’t a big fan until I messed around with this recipe. They are nice and tart not cloying.

      I think ANY silver works outside 🙂


  2. LynnskiNo Gravatar

    I lost my favorite lemon bar recipe years ago, and my daughter’s been requesting them. It’s funny you think of them as summer fare; to me, they speak of holiday treats, with the tartness of lemon to cut through the too-sweetness of so many other holiday indulgences.

    Your photo looks just like mine used to… and I can’t wait to make them again. So I will re-categorize them as a summer treat and start baking.

    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      Hi Lynnski –

      Interesting how perspectives vary. No, lemons are a summer flavor for me…although perhaps if you twisted my arm 😉 I might give them a try this winter.


  3. ClaireNo Gravatar

    I love these lemon bars! And it looks very classy with that silver splatter. It has a royalty feeling in it. I would love to share these to my friends. How many servings will this make? Thank you very much for posting the recipe.


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