Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lemon Bars

Okay....  So maybe I have a slight obsession with lemon!  There was a point in life that I hated it  (as a child).  In fact, culinary school changed my mind!  Plus, your taste buds change every few years.  Either way, I am so sad I missed out on so much lemon-goodness, but I am making up for it!

These lemon bars are DELICIOUS!!!  They are light and lemony but grounded with the flaky, buttery crust.  Ben even mentioned that he preferred the crust over the lemon-goodness (worry not--I gave him the evil eye!).  These are habit-forming though!  Like everything else I make, they didn't last long.  :o)

Lemon Bars

Serves 15

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

4 eggs, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
8 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Powdered sugar for dusting on top

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream crust butter and sugar together until light and fluffy; add the flour until just combined.
  3. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 casserole pan.
  4. Press crust into the bottom of the casserole pan; try to get the crust as even as possible, and do not go up the sides or leave holes in it!
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until set and the edges are slightly browned.
  6. Mix filling ingredients on high for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour filling onto the warm (if not just out of the oven) crust.
  8. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until set.
  9. Cool.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar, cut and serve!
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