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Lemon Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jane Ann

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cookie base:
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
cup powdered sugar
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

Lemon Filling:
2 cups sugar
4 Tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs
6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
teaspoon fresh lemon rind

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix together butter, powdered sugar and flour until well blended. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
Sift together sugar, flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add eggs, lemon juice and lemon rind. Beat by hand or with electric mixer until well blended. Pour mixture over crust and bake for 25 minutes.
Allow bars to cool, then dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares. Keep bars covered until serving time.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My favorite dessert, always a crowd pleaser.

 

 

 

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