Luscious Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are a deliciously refreshing dessert at any time of year. Don't worry; we won't tell your guests how easy they were to make.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  2. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk in 2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture. Pour batter over crust.
  5. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars, and sprinkle evenly with additional powdered sugar.
  6. Prep: 15 min., Bake: 50 min.
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