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Lemon-Lime Bars

 Lemon-Lime Bars
I baked these bars for a luncheon on a hot summer day. A gentleman made his way to the kitchen to compliment the cook who made them.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in lime peel. Combine flour and salt; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for
  • 13-15 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine the
  • flour and baking powder. Gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in lemon
  • juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire

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Lemon-Lime Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 88 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.