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Sweet Lemon Bars Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, January 8, 2008


2 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 cup powder sugar, plus 2 tbsp; divided
4 eggs
2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
5 tbsp. lemon juice
6 oz cream cheese softened

Preheat oven 350. line 13x9 pan with parchment paper. Mix flour, butter, and 1 cup powdered sugar together using hand mixer until fine crumbs form. Using drinking glass, press crumbs evenly onto bottom of lined baking dish. Bake until crust is lightly browned; about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile beat the eggs, sugar, and salt till light and fluffy. Add lemon juice. blend in cream cheese. Pour over baked crust.
Return to oven and bake until firm in the center when touched, about 25 minutes longer. Cool to room temperature; sift remaining powdered sugar on top of cooled bars.
Cut into 18 squares. Serve or store in refrigerator.




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