Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Bars

Ann McCue Recipe

By Ann McCue salsaqueen

STOP!!! don't pass this recipe by. lemon lover or not these bars are SO melt in your mouth you'll want to eat the whole pan. I have had this recipe for years. Everyone loves them and I hope you will to! 3 sticks of butter in these bars. what else is there to say! enjoy


Recipe Rating:
 200 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Ann set high expectations for these lemon bars... and they turned every bit as good as she said! Perfectly sweet and tart, these creamy bar are a perfect after-dinner or brunch treat.

Ingredients

CRUST
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
butter softened (no substituting)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
FILLING
4
eggs (slightly beaten)
2 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
flour
6 Tbsp
lemon juice (i use bottled)
FROSTING
1/2 c
butter (softened)
1 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
milk
2 Tbsp
cold water

Directions

1
MIX CRUST INGRED. WITH FORK AS YOU WOULD FOR A PIE CRUST. PAT INTO A 9X13 PAN WHICH HAS BEEN GREASED AND FLOURED. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 15 MINUTES.
2
AS CRUST IS BAKING. MIX FILLING. AFTER CRUST HAS BAKED 15 MINUTES, POUR FILLING OVER CRUST AND CONTINUE BAKING FOR 25 MINUTES. COOL BARS COMPLETELY
3
MAKE FROSTING BY BEATING BUTTER,POWDERED SUGAR AND MILK FOR 6 TO 8 MINUTES ON HIGH SPEED. THEN ADD 2 TBLSP. COLD WATER ONE AT A TIME. BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH. SPREAD OVER COOLED BARS.