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Homemade Lemon Bars

When these tangy bars were served in my husband's childhood, family meals were memorably complete. That's still true today for our family. The bars' sweetness rounds out the meal, but the lemony flavor keeps them light. Don't expect many leftovers once family and friends taste these treats! —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat flour, butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • For topping, in a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, extract, baking powder and salt until frothy; pour over hot crust.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely in dish on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 235 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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