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8/20/10

Luscious Lemon Bars


Every so often I get a craving for lemon bars.  I didn't have a recipe that I just loved so I'm always trying new cookbooks and websites for the perfect one.  Ones in the past have been too sour, too bitter, too sweet, or just not enough lemon.  I recently tried the 'Luscious Lemon Bars' recipe from BHG cookbook (you know, the one with the red and white plaid pattern).  It turned out EXACTLY how I imagine the perfect lemon bar.  Loads of lemon flavor, shortbread crust, not bitter, and perfectly sweet. 

Luscious Lemon Bars
BHG Cookbook
2 C Flour
1/2 C Powdered Sugar, sifted
2 T Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 C Butter
 4 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 C Sugar
3 T Flour
1 tsp Lemon Peel, finely shredded
3/4 C Lemon Juice
1/4 C Half&Half or milk
Powdered Sugar

1.  In a large bowl combine first 4 ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture resemble coarse crumbs.  Press mixture into greased 13x9x2" baking pan.  Bake in a 350F oven for 18-20 min.

2.  For the filling, in a medium bowl stir together the eggs, sugar, 3 T of flour, lemon peel, lemon juice, and milk.  Pour filling over hot crust.

3.  Bake for 15-20 min more or until center is set.  Cool on a wire rack.  Sift powdered sugar over top.  Cut into bars.  Cover and store in the refrigerator. 

Yep, they totally filled my craving for lemon bars!  Just look how yummy...and oh so pretty on my flower plates I found last week in my closet.  They were still in the original boxes from quite a few years ago.  So glad I found them.

12 comments:

  1. I have the same problem, only I just quit trying...may have to step it up and try this one out! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for your comments on my bedroom...the duvet is from Target's Simply Shabby Chic line, and it is even more beautiful in person!! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. I have never made lemon bars before but have seen them a lot since I started blogging. I am so happy that you have shared a good recipe-I will give it a go!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  3. Oh Natasha!!! Be warned - they're very addicting! Also, make sure to refrigerate the bars before serving. The flavor is much better after it is chilled. Enjoy!

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  4. Those look super yummy!! Me and husband would be the only ones who would eat them. The kids only eat treats if they are chocolate.

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  5. mmmm...these look amazing! I LOVE lemon bars but I've never actually made any myself and I'm not sure why. Now this will be on my list of recipes I have to try! Thanks!

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  6. Mmmm these look delicious! Visiting from TT-MM and a new follower!

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  7. Hello fellow Texan
    I hope you find a good Lemon Bar recipe
    although those do look good and thanks for stopping by

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  9. What great looking bars!! I am a fan of lemons so this is great! Happy Friday Follow Organic Girl andTodays Diva

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  10. i found you thru new friend friday! the lemon bars look delish! i am so hungry right now, and i am drooling over the computer screen!!!

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  11. These look wonderful! We love lemon bars around here- even the boxed ones. (shhhhh...don't tell) I followed a link from Adriel @ Faith, Family, Food & Fun to your Super Chewy Donuts- those look good too! I'm a new follower to your delightful blog! (My kids just moved to Texas- I hope they miss those crab cakes enough to move back to VA!)

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