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Lemon Bars

Makes: 36 servings Yield: 36 bars
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 33 mins
Lemon Bars
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  cup  butter
  • 4  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups  granulated sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 1/4  cup  half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  •  Powdered sugar
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Grease foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, the granulated sugar, the 3 tablespoons flour, the lemon peel, lemon juice, and half-and-half. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan. Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (Lemon Bars)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 114,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 35,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 65,
  • Potassium (mg) 25,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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