luscious lemon bars

May 19th, 2017 | Posted by

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These are a great, cool treat on a hot summer night after the barbeque! Easy to make, minimal time in the oven, and a great, zingy taste to clear the ol’ palate. Enjoy!

Prep: 15 minutes. Cook: 40 minutes. Ready to Serve: 55 minutes.

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Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated (white) sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2–4 lemons, juiced (depending on how “tangy” you like it)

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan (I use good ol’ butter). Bake for 15–20 minutes until firm and golden. Let it cool while you make your filling.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  3. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. After the pan has cooled, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Cut into uniform 2-inch squares. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    I can’t wait to try these! The best part is this recipe uses common ingredients. I have everything on hand!! Yay!

  2. JoAnn says:

    I have done every step in this recipe. I hope I’ve done these right. I had my doubts but “well done” Michelle, good recipe. I would use powdered lemon juice to tang it up. That’s the only improvement I would add on this recipe. I love it!

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