Lemon Bars

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

These bars are easy to bake up on any normal day but are special enough for a dinner party or bake sale!

Ingredients

1/4 cup
butter
2 1/4 cups
flour, all purpose
3/4 cup
confectioners' sugar
4  
eggs
1 1/3 cup
sugar
1 teaspoon
lemon zest
3/4 cup
lemon juice
1 pinch
salt

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly (this can also be done in a food processor). Press the dough into the pan evenly. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup flour in a large bowl. Pour the filling into the hot crust. Place the dish back in the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the filling is set.

Let the bars cool completely before cutting or topping with powdered sugar.