Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars
Yield: 35 bars Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins plus 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut in pats
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • Confectioners sugar, for dusting

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil so foil overhangs short ends. Lightly coat with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray.

Prepare Crust:

2. Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt in food processor. Whirl with on-and-off pulses until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Or in medium-size bowl cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender or 2 knives held scissor fashion.

3. Scrape crust into prepared pan; spread level and pat down to compact evenly.

4. Bake crust in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until lightly colored.

Meanwhile, prepare Filling:

5. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice, eggs and rind in food processor. Whirl until well blended. Pour mixture over hot crust.

6. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or just until set in the center. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool completely. Carefully lift foil to remove whole Lemon Bar. Cut into squares. Dust with confectioners sugar and remove from foil. Bars can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes 35 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 106, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 29, carb. (g): 15, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 44, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.