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Lemon Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lindell, Kathern
Added: Friday, October 20, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:
Filling:
1 cup flour
3 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 stick butter, melted
2 Tbs flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 Tbs bottles lemon juice

Zest of 1 fresh lemon

1 tsp pure vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Heat the oven to 350F (325F if using glass pan).

Crust: In a bowl combine flour and powdered sugar. Blend in melted butter. Press into an 8" X 8" baking pan and bake about 15 minutes, until just barely light brown.

Filling: Beat eggs. Blend together sugar, flour, baking powder; then stir into eggs. Shake the bottle of lemon juice. Mix lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla into egg mixture; pour over the crust and return to the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until light brown. Test like a cake. Remove and sprinkle lavishly with powdered sugar while still hot. Cool completely before cutting with a sharp knife (cleaning blade after each cut). Cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Taste like lemon meringue pie.
These will freeze, covered, in the pan. Defrost, then heat in a microwave a minute or 2 before sprinkling with powdered sugar when hot. This can be done right in the pan, if baked in glass.

 

 

 

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