Bars, Tia's Treat of the Week

TTW: Lemon Bars

It should be a crime to use lemons for anything but Lemondrop martinis.  Okay, maybe that’s a little drastic.  If you do end up having tons of lemons you aren’t sure what to do with them, here is a great, easy, summer recipe.

These lemon bars are a fabulous combination of tart and sweet.  They have the traditional smooth insides with a flakey texture from the crust.  Lemon bars are one of my favorite desserts.  With looking at how easy they are to whip up, they will be one of yours too.

2 c flour
½ c plus 2 tbsp, confectioner’s sugar, divided
1 c butter
4 eggs
2 c sugar
1/3 c fresh lemon juice

  1. Preheat oven to 350o F. Mix flour and ½ c confectioner’s sugar in a bowl.  Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly.
  2. Pat mixture gently into a 9×13-inch baking dish.  Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar and lemon juice in bowl until smooth.  Pour over crust.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes longer or until set.  Cool on a wire rack.  Sprinkle with remaining confectioner’s sugar.  Cut into bars.

Rating: Lemon Fresh Delish