Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lemon Bars

I love lemon treats. So when I was asked to make a dessert for Valentine's Day service, I thought I would go against the grain and not make something chocolaty. The only problem was that everyone else had the same idea in mind. We ended up having 3 versions of lemon bars and nothing chocolaty, oh well. This recipe is from my friend Megan. She is my amazing baker friend and these are the best lemon bars.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened to room temp

2 lemons, juiced
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
sprinkle of powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix together 1.5 cups flour, powdered sugar and butter until crumbly.

3. Press crumbles into an ungreased 8x8” pan so as to create a crust.

4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Do NOT brown.
5. Mix remaining flour and sugar together in a bowl to create a paste. Whisk in the eggs and the lemon juice and combine well.
6. Pour mix over the hot baked crust and return to the oven for another 20-25 minutes, until middle is mostly set.

7. Let it cool for at least an hour, then sprinkle the top with some powdered sugar.
8. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. made these today Liz! Had a bunch of fresh will be making lots of lemon recipes this month. :)