Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12 Days of Baking - Day Eleven!

I made these for the first time last Christmas and they are really good. They are REALLY lemony though so if you want to have a more mild tasting lemon bar you can cut the lemon juice down to 1/4 cup and add in 1/4 cup of brown sugar. This is a recipe from Cooking Light so feel free to have more than one at a time :)

Easy Lemon Bars

1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour

3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350

To prepare the crust, beat 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the butter at medium speed of a mixer until creamy.

Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.

Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy.

Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended.

Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool pan on wire rack.

Sift powdered sugar evenly over top.

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