SuperSimple RECIPES

Lemon Bars

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

lemon bars
lemon bars

These lemon bars are easy to make and delicious.  Because I have a productive Meyer lemon bush in my back yard, I have made them many times.  Making this is a great way to use up lemons. 

crust:
½ cup butter, soft 
1 cup flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
                Mix by hand or electric mixer.  Press into an 8-inch by 8-inch square Pyrex cake pan.   
350 degrees; 20 minutes.  Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. 

topping:
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup sugar
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbl. lemon zest
2 Tbl. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
                Mix and pour over crust. 
350 degrees; 25 minutes.  Cool.  Cut into squares.

finish:
powdered sugar 
Sift over top. 

Serves 6 to 8.

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