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Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

Memorable family meals were complete when these tangy bars were served, my husband remembers from his childhood. That's still true today for our family. Their sweetness rounds out the meal, but the lemony flavor keeps them light. Don't expect many leftovers once family and friends taste these bars! —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches), optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat flour, butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 8-in.-square baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. For topping, in a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, extract, baking powder and salt until frothy; pour over hot crust.
  • 3. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely in dish on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. If desired, sprinkle with orange peel strips. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

> 1 piece equals 235 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.