Monday, September 30, 2013

Lemon Bars

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My best friend recently moved into a new home about 15 minutes from my house. She threw a housewarming party the other weekend, and I offered to bring dessert for the party. I immediately knew I would be making Lemon Bars for her. I made them a few years ago, and she has asked me to make them again ever since. I'm such a terrible friend and hadn't made them again, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity.
And I was right--the whole tray was gone in no time. A lot of guests even said they weren't huge lemon fans, but they were fans of these. The lemon flavor is subtle enough not to overwhelm your taste buds. Plus the buttery crust and powdered sugar topping mellow out any tanginess you might taste. I'll have to stop being so stingy and make these more often--they really are amazing. Enjoy!
Printable Recipe


For the crust:
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
For the filling:
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.

For the crust, mix the softened butter into the flour and powdered sugar with your hands (or a pastry blender) until it clings together.  Press the mixture in the bottom of the greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.

For the filling, beat the eggs with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes until frothy. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice.

In another bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.  Stir into the egg mixture. Pour over the baked, warm crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes.  

Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

Source: Tasty Kitchen

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