I have never, and I mean never, come across a recipe for lemon bars that is better received than this one. Everyone who tastes these loves them! They are just 3 easy layers: a buttery crust, a tangy lemon layer and a sweet powder sugar topping. And they are easy! And they make a bunch! And they are SO GOOD!
The pretty yellow color and fresh flavors make these bars perfect for sharing at an Easter Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.
To make these wondrous treats, you first need to put the flour and powdered sugar into a bowl along with 1 cup of butter:
Mix until it looks like this:
And then press into a 9x13 inch baking pan like so:
Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown. While you are waiting, mix up the lemon filling.
In a bowl, mix together 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 eggs.
Whip it until it is very thick and lemon colored, like this:
Mix together the reserved flour and baking powder and add it to the filling mixture.
Now, pour it over the crust:
And bake for about 25 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when you take them out of the oven:
Cool completely before cutting.
I usually sprinkle them with powdered sugar again before I cut them, but that's up to you.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
powdered sugar for dusting
In a bowl mix the flour, powdered sugar and butter until it clings. Press into a 9x13 inch pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, mix together the sugar, lemon juice and eggs. Beat on high until they are thick and lemon colored. Add in the 1/4 cup flour and baking soda. Mix well. Pour onto warm crust and put back into the 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the center is set and the top is lightly browned. Place on a cooling rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let cool completely before cutting. Refrigerate any leftovers.
A simple, one bowl lemon bar to usher in Spring. Sounds good to me :)