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September 13, 2012

Lemon Bars

Lemon is a great flavor enhancer. In this recipe you will get a sweet and sour effect.

Makes 18-24 bars

Crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 cup cream cheese

    Topping

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons fresh
    lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling

    Instructions:

    For crust, mix together flour, sugar, and cheese until crumbly.
    Pat into bottom and 1/4-inch up sides of a buttered 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    Meanwhile prepare topping. Beat eggs slightly. In a separate bowl, stir together sugar and flour. Add to eggs. Beat well. Add lemon juice, peel, baking powder, and salt. Beat until smooth. Pour over baked crust. Return to oven and bake 25-30 minutes longer, or until just set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while hot. Let cool and cut into bars.

    Cooking Wiser
    Save calories by using low fat cream cheese
    Cut cholesterol by using only 3 eggs
    Add a little more garnish by adding lemon peel curls on top
    Or dress it up by sprinkling powder sugar over a paper dollie for designs
    See cooking tips for handling eggs

  • Posted by terri at September 13, 2012 10:03 PM

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