Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lemon Bars

This is my all time favorite, go to recipe for lemon bars. I have made them several times, and they turn out every time. This recipe comes from my Southern Living: The best recipes of 30 years, cookbook. This book is right up at the top of my favorites. I would highly recommend adding it to your bookshelf.

This bar has a shortbread crust, gooey lemony center, and a thin, crisp topping. It is not so tart that it makes you pucker, but tart enough with the sweetness. Just perfect for that girls luncheon, or just a pan for yourself!

Lemon Bars
From: Southern Living

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, divided
1 cup cold butter or margarine, cut up
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice

Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Spoon flour mixture into a 9x13 inch pan; press into pan evenly and firmly, using fingertips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine 1/2 cup flour and baking powder; set aside. Combine eggs, 2 cups sugar, and lemon juice; beat well. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture, and pour over baked crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and cut into bars.

14 comments:

Cristine said...

YUM! I love lemon bars! Yours look delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Lemon bars are one of my classic favorites. You can never go wrong with them. They look delicious!

Lindsey said...

First off, I love your blog. Secondly, great timing on the lemon bars--I was planning on making some this weekend and was in search of a recipe! Yours looks great :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love these when the weather starts getting warmer. These will be a perfect treat this weekend.

Megan said...

I am always looking for good lemon bar recipes - they're one of David's favorites!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm still drooling over that peach cream tart!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You sure have some wonderful recipes!

Megan said...

lemon bars are one of my all time favorites. reminds me of tea partys.Looks like you got your mojo back. I turn around and I missed 2 posts. Welcome back my friend! :-)

Megan said...

lemon bars are one of my all time favorites. reminds me of tea partys.Looks like you got your mojo back. I turn around and I missed 2 posts. Welcome back my friend! :-)

Elyse said...

I'm always ready to try a lemon bar recipe. These look so delicious. Gooey with a perfect shortbread crust. Man, I'm craving some lemon bars right now.

Lindsey said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I totally do not blame you or your recipe for my fail with this recipe-- people, do NOT substitute the sugar for Splenda, things go very badly! I'll be trying your recipe again soon and I'm sure it will taste delicious.

Baking Soda said...

oh I have a copy of Southern Living 1984! Being Dutch I think that is quite a feat hehe. My husband took it home after his MBA-studies in Georgia.
Love lemon bars!

mary'smom said...

I need to try your recipe! I made lemon bars recently...what a disaster.

Colorful site.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lemon Bars

This is my all time favorite, go to recipe for lemon bars. I have made them several times, and they turn out every time. This recipe comes from my Southern Living: The best recipes of 30 years, cookbook. This book is right up at the top of my favorites. I would highly recommend adding it to your bookshelf.

This bar has a shortbread crust, gooey lemony center, and a thin, crisp topping. It is not so tart that it makes you pucker, but tart enough with the sweetness. Just perfect for that girls luncheon, or just a pan for yourself!

Lemon Bars
From: Southern Living

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, divided
1 cup cold butter or margarine, cut up
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice

Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Spoon flour mixture into a 9x13 inch pan; press into pan evenly and firmly, using fingertips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine 1/2 cup flour and baking powder; set aside. Combine eggs, 2 cups sugar, and lemon juice; beat well. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture, and pour over baked crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and cut into bars.

14 comments:

Cristine said...

YUM! I love lemon bars! Yours look delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Lemon bars are one of my classic favorites. You can never go wrong with them. They look delicious!

Lindsey said...

First off, I love your blog. Secondly, great timing on the lemon bars--I was planning on making some this weekend and was in search of a recipe! Yours looks great :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love these when the weather starts getting warmer. These will be a perfect treat this weekend.

Megan said...

I am always looking for good lemon bar recipes - they're one of David's favorites!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm still drooling over that peach cream tart!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You sure have some wonderful recipes!

Megan said...

lemon bars are one of my all time favorites. reminds me of tea partys.Looks like you got your mojo back. I turn around and I missed 2 posts. Welcome back my friend! :-)

Megan said...

lemon bars are one of my all time favorites. reminds me of tea partys.Looks like you got your mojo back. I turn around and I missed 2 posts. Welcome back my friend! :-)

Elyse said...

I'm always ready to try a lemon bar recipe. These look so delicious. Gooey with a perfect shortbread crust. Man, I'm craving some lemon bars right now.

Lindsey said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I totally do not blame you or your recipe for my fail with this recipe-- people, do NOT substitute the sugar for Splenda, things go very badly! I'll be trying your recipe again soon and I'm sure it will taste delicious.

Baking Soda said...

oh I have a copy of Southern Living 1984! Being Dutch I think that is quite a feat hehe. My husband took it home after his MBA-studies in Georgia.
Love lemon bars!

mary'smom said...

I need to try your recipe! I made lemon bars recently...what a disaster.

Colorful site.

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