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Lavender Lemon Bars!

It may very well be fall, with the holidays just around the corner; but at Jardin du Soleil we are playing up lavender with citrus to brighten our crisp October days! Enjoy this recipe with Certified Organic Culinary Lavender. For stronger lavender flavor replace regular sugar with Certified Organic Lavender Sugar, and pair with any of our Lavender Tea Blends and enjoy!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup confection sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender, crushed
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind

Topping:

1 3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
1/3 cup lemon juice
confection sugar (to dust before serving)

Yield: 2 dozen bars

Prep time: 30 min, Total time: 75 min

Directions:

1. In small mixing bowl, cream butter and confection sugar; Add the flour, almonds, lavender, and lemon peel; beat until crumbly.

2. Pat into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish; bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

3. In another small mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs and lemon juice; beat until frothy; pour over HOT crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown; cool on wire rack, dust with powdered sugar; refrigerate leftovers

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