Monday, May 7, 2012

Lemon Bars

One of the desserts I made for our Cinco de Mayo party was lemon bars. I love them and it's nice to have something a little lighter in taste when you are also serving brownies and carrot cake. This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Baking Book. Etta Soucy from AZ contributed this one.

Lemon Bars

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of lemon zest

Extra powdered sugar for sprinkling on top (about 2 tablespoons)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the 1 cup of flour, the butter and 1/4 cup of  powdered sugar together. It will be coarse and crumbly. Pat into the bottom of an 8 inch square pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients together (eggs through lemon zest) and pour over the crust. Bake 20-25 minutes longer. Mine took 20 minutes. Cool the bars and then sprinkle with the powdered sugar. 

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  1. I really enjoy lemon bars but am still searching for a good recipe. Will have to try this one! Stuff from Taste of Home usually turns out good.

  2. Yes, Taste of Home recipes do usually turn out. I didn't even know my 15 year old liked lemon bars much, but he sure ate the heck out of them this time!