Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lemon Bars

When life gives you lemons....make Lemon Bars! Life has been giving us lots of lemons in the past week, in the way of the stomach flu ripping through our house (again!). Fortunately, we didn't make Stomach Flu Bars; we made these instead. With no chocolate or popcorn to be found in the cupboard, my eyes wandered longingly to the pile of lemons on the counter. I could practically taste the sweet and sour combination on my lips as I squeezed each lemon....oh so bad, but so good! Anyone that knows me will know that I prefer my candy sour, so it only makes sense that this dessert is at the top of my list.


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 lemons, juiced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 5T. flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool.

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