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    Finally! Lemon Bars That I Love!

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Wildflour's Note:

    This is the best (finally!) recipe for lemon bars that I've tried. And I've tried a LOT of them over the years. This is the winner hands down! Found in an old Good Houskeeping cookbook! (I still changed it a little, but very minor changes.)

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Line a 13" x 9" baking pan with foil extending it over the sides a little. Lightly spray foil with butter-flavored cooking spray.
    3. 3
      In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I use a whisk.
    4. 4
      With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle dough evenly into bottom of pan. Level, brushing with your hand lightly, then pat dough firmly into bottom.
    6. 6
      Bake 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.
    7. 7
      Meanwhile, in large mixer, beat eggs on high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 3-4 minutes.
    8. 8
      Reduce speed to low, add lemon juice, sugar, baking powder, salt, and remaining 3 Tbl. flour.
    9. 9
      Beat until blended, scraping sides and bottom of bowl occaisionally.
    10. 10
      Pour filling over warm crust.
    11. 11
      Bake 15 minutes, or until filling is just set and golden around the edges.
    12. 12
      Transfer pan to wire rack.
    13. 13
      Sift powdered sugar (1 Tbl.-1/4 cup) on top over warm filling.
    14. 14
      Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
    15. 15
      When cool, lift out holding on to foil, and transfer whole thing to a cutting board or surface.
    16. 16
      When cool, cut into bars.
    17. 17
      Makes 24-36 bars.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2010

      55

      10 stars! These turned out so wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to post such a great recipe with exceptional instructions. I will not need to look for anymore lemon bars recipes, this is it! I did use fresh lemon juice and I added the zest of 1 lemon to the filling. These came out looking beautiful as well as tasting delicious.

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    • on August 20, 2011

      55

      These were good with some minor modifications. Added about a tablespoon of lemon zest to both the crust and the filling.

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    • on June 14, 2010

      55

      We love them too! Excellent recipe with great lemon flavour! I added about 1 Tbsp of lemon zest since I had lemons on hand. Love the crust too! Thx Wildflour!

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    Nutritional Facts for Finally! Lemon Bars That I Love!

    Serving Size: 1 (885 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.8
     
    Calories from Fat 57
    42%
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    12%
    Sodium 116.5 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.1 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 11.2 g
    44%
    Protein 1.7 g
    3%

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