Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Luscious Lemon Bars

Yes.......more lemon recipes. I can't help it - I love them!

I am also  a self-proclaimed Paula Deen Junkie!! I have every one of her cookbooks and have given many for gifts. I love her recipes and have never tasted one that is even remotely unsatisfying. That being said, I cannot cook from her books too often as most are very rich and definitely not figure friendly - but BOY are they delicious!

This is my go to Lemon Bar recipe whenever I need to take a dessert to a function.  There are never any leftovers and it is so easy to make.

I have been making this recipe for about five years now and it has NEVER EVER let me down!


Lemon Bars


CRUST:
2 cups flour
1 cup  powdered sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
pinch of salt

FILLING:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp. lemon juice
6 Tbsp. flour
2 tsp lemon zest (I recently started adding this in whenever I make the recipe)

Preheat the oven to 350.  Lightly grease a 13x9" pan.  To make the crust, put all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse in short bursts until the ingredients are combined and they begin to almost look like a dough.  Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.






While the crust is baking, combine the filling ingredients in a mixer and beat until well blended and fluffy..  Pour this mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven to bake 25 minutes longer. Cool completely before cutting. If not serving right away, refrigerate.



Sprinkle with powdered sugar right before serving.






If those pictures don't inspire you to make this recipe, nothing will!!

Enjoy!!

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I am a mother to three and Grammy to two beautiful granddaughters and one very handsome little grandson.  Was born and raised in southern California and am happy to call it home.  I fill my days with volunteer work, paper crafting, needlework of all kinds and cooking and baking.   I am blessed with wonderful family and friends who fill my heart on a daily basis.