Brûléed Lemon Bars With Brown-Butter Crust
Packed with the juice of 4 lemons and a tablespoon of zest, these creamy, tangy lemon bars are bursting with fresh lemon flavor. The crisp shortbread crust is made with brown butter, which adds a nutty flavor and smells incredible as it bakes. These are great just after they’re baked or eaten hours later after they’ve chilled in the fridge—meaning you can make them the night before for easy entertaining. If you prefer, dust with powdered sugar for a more traditional finish. But we find it fun to sprinkle with sugar and brulée the top, for a nice golden, crackly top.