Archive for March 19th, 2011

This is recipe number two in my Picture Perfect Cooking/Southern Plate Project and it is a keeper!  My dad loves lemon-flavored desserts so I decided to try this one and I was not disappointed.  It has a great buttery taste with a kick of lemon, but don’t worry about it being too strong.  These bars strike the perfect balance of sweet and sour in my opinion.

For Crust:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

For Filling:

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 cup granulated sugar

4 tbsp powdered sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup flour


For crust:

Preheat oven to 350.  Sift together flour and powdered sugar over the softened butter.  Combine these until the mixture clings together.  I just used my (clean) hands to do this so the crust would not get tough.  Press into a greased 13×9 inch baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

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For the filling:

Beat the eggs until the yolks are completely broken and liquid.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Pour over the baked crust.  Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned and set.  My oven cooks slow so I had to cook mine for an extra 10 minutes, but check the bars after 15 to see if they are set.  If not, cook at 5 minute increments until they no longer jiggle when the pan is moved.  Cool and cut into bars.  Enjoy!!
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