"Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite."--Ruth Reichl

Lemon Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Lemieux-Brehm

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:
1 1/2 cups sweet butter (softened)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 cups unbleached AP flour

Filling:
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 Tbl. lemon zest (grated)
1/2 Tbl. pure lemon extract
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup unbleached AP flour

Directions:
Directions:
Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees║
Grease a 1/2 baking sheet pan with pan coating or melted butter.
In a large bowl mix together the butter and powdered sugar. Gradually beat in the flour.
Continue to mx the dough until it starts to form a ball.
Press the dough into the prepared sheet pan.
Bake for 12-17 minutes until it is slightly brown.
Let cool for 10 minutes before putting on the topping.

Filling:
On low speed mix the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, zest and extract. in a separate bowl, mix the baking powder and flour.
Add to the egg mixture and combine well. Pour over the baked crust.
Bake at 325║ for another 25 minutes or until slightly set.
Cool thoroughly.
Cut into slices and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 pieces
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hours from start to finish
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great citrus bar and you can substitute the lemon for any other citrus fruit.
I like to put a fresh raspberry on each piece when they are in season.
It is great for a picnic dessert.

 

 

 

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