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Lemon Sours Recipe

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This recipe for Lemon Sours, by , is from The Allen Family Favorite Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ruth Johnson
Added: Wednesday, October 24, 2007


3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup coconut
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
1/2 cup sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix flour and butter to a fine crumb. Spread in 11"x7" pan. Pat down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

3. Beat eggs. Mix in vanilla, nuts, coconut and baking powder. Pour on crust immediately as it comes from oven. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.

4. Mix lemon juice, rind and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Spread on top of pan as soon as it comes out of oven. Cool, cut in squares.,




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