lemon bars

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I made lemon bars yesterday because a coworker of mine has been nagging me about making them. They’re the perfect summer treat and they were delicious. The crust was awesome 🙂 The picture doesn’t do it any justice because my lighting was horrible.

Lemon Bars (adapted from Christy Jordan)
Crust:
2 sticks of butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
Filling:
4 eggs
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar for garnishing (optional)

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– In a bowl, mix the butter, powdered sugar, and flour together for the crust (I did it by hand with a fork)
– Once the crust comes together looking like coarse bread crumbs, press the dough into a 13x9in pan and bake for 20 minutes
– While the crust is baking, make the filling
– In a separate bowl, beat the four eggs
– Add the sugar and mix
– Whisk the lemon juice in carefully
– Sift the flour and baking powder together
– Mix that into the egg mixture, 1/3 of it at a time
– Once it’s all combined, pour it over the top of the baked crust
– Bake again for 25-30 minutes
– Let the bars cool for about 30 minutes and sprinkle powdered sugar on top if desired 🙂

These were really yummy and went fast when I brought them to work. Everyone wanted to try one because it was a great summery treat. These have lemon flavor but don’t overpower the crust or the sugar. Everything mixes well together. Make these for a bbq this summer! 🙂

Fail Sweetly,
Justina

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