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Luscious Lemon Bars

 Luscious Lemon Bars
"These bars are wonderful as a snack or dessert," says Marina Jines of Enid, Oklahoma. "Beware-they're habit-forming! If you don't want to eat the extras, why not share them with a neighbor or a shut-in?"
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour.
  • Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at
  • 325° for 14-16 minutes or until set and the edges are lightly
  • browned.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat the egg, sugar, lemon juice, flour
  • and baking powder until frothy. Pour over warm crust. Bake for 18-22
  • minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 8 bars.
Nutritional Facts: One bar equals 149 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium,

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Luscious Lemon Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.