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Lemon-Lime Bars Recipe

Lemon-Lime Bars Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

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

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 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.
  • 2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake 13-15 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour and baking powder. Gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust.
  • 4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire 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 Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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