These were AMAZING! I followed the directions precisely, and everything came out perfectly. I will absolutely be making these time and time again.
Lemon-Earl Grey Squares
amyhudak Posted: 06/03/12
Keiko123 Posted: 05/27/12
Made these exactly according to recipe. Used fresh lemons from my lemon tree and left over Earl Grey tea I got in England. The flavor of the Earl Grey tea shines through the lemony taste, and the filling wasn't too sweet. Just right, in my opinion and not "sticky sweet" in flavor. The loose tea in the crust didn't add to much flavor wise and I had to bake the crust for only about 14-15 minutes. Also, when baking with the filling it set in about 15 minutes and when I tested the center it was done and the bottom of the crust was starting to burn. My suggestion is to experiment with the times. I like the flavor of this recipe because it's not so sweet compared to other lemon bar recipesso I will definatley make this again.
FlickSticks Posted: 06/08/12
Just cooled these down, very yummy but I'd def describe them as very sweet! Mine have an almost chewy lemon topping with a very buttery base. Will def make these again, might try with bit less sugar though
XimenaCS Posted: 08/14/12
Good taste but I didn't notice the difference with the tea at all (except for the visual). I think I'll cut the sugar in the filling next time, too sweet for my taste.
CHILDERS1 Posted: 06/19/12
These were excellent. I used lime instead of lemon & used less sugar. Loved the subtle flavor of the earl grey tea. The crust was delicious, too. My crust seemed to get a bit brown. Might cook it not so long next time. Will definitely make again!
EllieMay26 Posted: 06/11/12
an easy homemade and kicked up a notch version of the summer classic, lemon bars. The fresh lemon flavor was much better than the boxed version, and the earl grey tea added just the right "what is that subtle flavor" element. Even the crust turned out well, and I usually don't make a very good crust (something about cutting the butter into the flour mixture never works well for me). I used a foil-lined glass pan (don't have a metal one) and everything seems to have turned out fine. I'm thinkint that lady grey tea (more citrus-y than earl grey) may be an even better match for these lemon bars, but I was hesitant to sacrifice 2 bags of my favored lady grey for my initial attempt at this recipe. I'll definitely make these lemon bars again.
FarmerD Posted: 09/17/13
These turned out fine for me in a glass pan without the foil. They were well-received by the friends with whom I shared. None of us could taste the Earl Gray, however, so I'm not sure that part was worth the effort.
RaeByrd1982 Posted: 11/03/13
I loved making these! Doubled up on the lemon peel, used cake flour and hazelnut flour. They were amazing!
LDombeck Posted: 03/29/14
This was actually the first lemon bar I made from scratch (not a mix). I used light margarine and the crust turned out well. Very unique flavor. I brought these to a book club and a British friend of mine who hates Early Grey tea ate 2! Another women said I "nailed it". Great dessert!