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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars

 Bake-Sale Lemon Bars
The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin Bernice, a farmer's wife famous for cooking up feasts. — Mildred Keller, Rockford, Illinois
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and
  • confectioners' sugar until blended. Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups
  • flour. Press onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake
  • 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, lemon juice and
  • remaining flour until frothy; pour over hot crust.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until topping is set and lightly browned. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack. Dust with additional confectioners'
  • sugar. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a

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Wine (continued)
sweet Riesling.