Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lemon Bars

Probably half the cookbooks I've ever read have a lemon bar recipe.  Not a lot of differences in each of the recipes, but always a wonderful result.  I really like citrus flavors so have always been a big fan of these.   Grandma used to make the best ever Lemon Meringue Pie but since she has been gone I haven't found one even close to hers.  I do have her recipe but it just doesn't quite come out right-----so lemon bars will have to do for my lemon fix.

Lemon Bars


1/2 lb unsalted butter softened
1/2 c sugar
2 c flour
pinch of salt

lemon topping:

6 large eggs at room temp
3 c sugar
2 T grated lemon zest
1 c lemon juice
1 c flour

Preheat oven to 350

crust:  Blend butter and sugar with mixer then add flour & salt then switch beaters to dough hooks till blended, will form ball.  Put into 13 x 9 glass dish and press to cover bottom and go up sides slightly.  Chill so butter can re harden about 15 min should be enough, then remove and bake for 15 min or till lightly browned.  Let rest cooling slightly while you make filling.


Combine all ingredients in large bowl and whisk with wire whisk till well combined.  Pour over crust and bake 30 min till set.

let cool at room temp looks nice dusted with powdered sugar

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