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Lemon Bars

 Lemon Bars
This dessert is a delightful recipe from my mother's file. I've been serving it for many years. The bars have a wonderful tangy flavor, and they're always a hit. For variety of color and shape, they're a nice addition to a platter of cookies. —Etta Soucy, Mesa, Arizona
9 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar. Pat
  • into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20
  • minutes.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat eggs. Add the sugar, flour, baking
  • powder, lemon juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over the
  • crust. Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 9
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.