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Lemon Bars

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MyCookbook Member: loreann
Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
    Crust
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    3/4 cup chilled unsalted butter

    Lemon Filling
    6 large eggs
    3 cups of sugar
    grated zest of 1 lemon
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
    1/2 cup flour

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    Crust:

    In a large bowl, sift together the flour and the powdered sugar.

    Add chilled butter; with a pastry cutter or your fingers, workthe butter and flour mixture in the size of small peas.

    Pressthe mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 baking pan. Make themixture come up the sides of the pan about 3/4 of an inch.

    Bake the crust for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

    Reduce heat to 300 degrees.

    Filling:

    In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Add zest and lemon juice to the sugar mixture and whisk together. Sift the flour over lemon mixture and stir until well combined. Pour mixture over the baked crust.

    Bake for 35 minutes or until set.

    Cool in pan on a wire rack and cool completely before cutting.


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