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Brenda's Lemon Bars

 Brenda's Lemon Bars
"I love to bake, and these lemon bars rank among my most-often requested recipes," Brenda says.
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners'
  • sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on
  • a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking
  • powder and remaining flour until frothy. Pour over warm crust.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 199 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Brenda's Lemon Bars (continued)

Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.