I have been on a lemon kick lately. I bought a huge bag of lemons from Costco so I am being adventurous. Annie's graduation party is in May, and we are serving all desserts. I found this lemon bar recipe, and I just love it. It isn't too difficult, yet nice and lemony but not too sweet..... I love the shortbread-type crust. The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar in the filling. I made a batch with 1/2 cups of sugar and one with 1 cup sugar. Both were good - just depends on how sweet you like your lemon bars! I also doubled the recipe - baked in a 9 x 13 and they were perfect!
Lemon Bars (adapted from Taste of Home)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
additional powdered sugar for dusting
Combine flour, butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Using a fork, mix til crumbly. Pat into an 8x8 greased pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 - or until golden. For filling, beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add sugar, flour, baking powder,lemon juice and peel; Beat until frothy. Pour over the hot crust. Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with powdered sugar.
9 servings - 263 calories, 11 grams fat; 74 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium
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