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Special Day Lemon Bars

Special Day Lemon Bars created by sweetcakes

I originally got this recipe from "Barefoot Contessa" on Food Network. I wrote down all the ingredients as I was watching and made them to take to a family gathering. They were a huge hit, even with the people who don't normally like Lemon Bars. When I finally got the official recipe from "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," Copyright 1999, I realized I hadn't made them exactly like they were supposed to be made. However, they're so well loved by my family now, I just keep making them my way.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed.
  • Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and gather into a ball.
  • Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 x 13 x 2" baking sheet, building up a 1/2" edge on all sides.
  • Chill.
  • Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned.
  • Let cool on a wire rack, leaving the oven on.
  • For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and flour, and pour into the crust.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more, until the filling is set.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.
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"I originally got this recipe from "Barefoot Contessa" on Food Network. I wrote down all the ingredients as I was watching and made them to take to a family gathering. They were a huge hit, even with the people who don't normally like Lemon Bars. When I finally got the official recipe from "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," Copyright 1999, I realized I hadn't made them exactly like they were supposed to be made. However, they're so well loved by my family now, I just keep making them my way."
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  1. sweetcakes
    Special Day Lemon Bars Created by sweetcakes
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  2. sweetcakes
    If you like a thick lemony curd in your lemon bar this one is for you! First I did make the most popular lemon bar on the site, and same as alot of people I had trouble getting the crust out of the pan. This crust came out with no trouble, maybe it's this recipe calls for regular sugar and not powdered? I also put the added zest of 4 lemons. These are truly going to be my go to lemon bars! Thanks for posting! :)
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  3. rosslare
    Super thick, sweet and tangy lemon layer makes this a really special bar for any day.
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  4. kanakacreek
    I Googled the missing ingredient and found out it was 2 Tablespoons of lemon zest (4-6 lemons). It makes it all the more lemony. Leave it to the Barefoot Contessa to increase the standard filling by 50%.
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  5. Ellianas momma
    Great recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and took them to a luncheon and everyone loved them! I will make these again!
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