Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Favorite Lemon Bars

I usually don't start into my citrus kick until closer to Spring, but call it the SUPER mild winter we are having or the fact that I am just so giddy that this is my LAST Michigan winter, I have been craving lemon bars for a few weeks now.  I finally gave in and turned to THE BEST recipe I know for these! I know that I already have a lemon bar recipe on here but this one totally trumps the first one.  I thought about just replacing the other one but I was afraid that someone out there LOVES the other one and didn't want to take it away from them.  With that said, I would replace the other one in a heartbeat with this one.  The ratio of lemon to crust is perfect, the lemony flavor is perfect, the crispy crust is perfect.  I really just can't say enough about these!  So, hands down this is the recipe you want if you are craving lemon bars or Spring, or sunshine (because these literally scream sunshine to me!).  I got this recipe out of this cookbook (it is one of my favorites!)

Lemon Bars

2 cups flour
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 t salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/2 t baking powder
powdered sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9x13 in pan. In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour, butter, powdered sugar and salt until crumbly.  Press the mixture into the prepared pan, making sure it is even.  Bake for 15 minutes until light brown on the edges.  In another medium bowl, Beat together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, 1/4 cup flour, and baking powder.  Pour the lemon mixture over the crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle.  You will know it is set as it will not jiggle.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely before serving.

5 comments:

  1. WOW, I surely will try this :) Thank you :D

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  2. You know what is funny about this...I was JUST thinking how good lemon bars would be today! I even have some lemons to use up. Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to try it.

    Brenda

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  3. I found your blog through Pinterest and am glad I did. I made these lemon bars today and they are THE best ones I have ever had and so easy to make, too. This will definitely be a family favorite. I made the coconut chicken curry in the crockpot yesterday and is also very, very good. Thank you for sharing! I'll surely be trying more from your blog.

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  4. Will made these last night and wow! I can't remember the last time I had a good lemon bar; they are always runny or the egg part is hard. These were easy to make, no zesting, and amazing. Love that there are two sticks of butter in the crust, YUM!

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  5. Just made these now...finally and they are DELIC! I also substitued a whole lemon (took about 1/2 the rind off) and put it into a blender with the lemonjuice (to equal approx. 1/2 cup) along with the other ingredients...processed the whole thing and poured it over top the baked crust. Definitely a keeper, thanks for sharing!

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