Tart Lemon Bars
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|2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour|
|1/2 cup confectioners' sugar|
|1 cup butter, softened|
|1 cup white sugar|
|3/4 cup of lemon juice|
|1 tablespoon lemon zest|
|1 teaspoon lemon extract|
Burley, ID (pop. 10,345)
Member Since Oct 2010
I LOVE tart lemon bars and a lot of recipes I've run into are rather....tamed down for my taste. I followed a generic lemon bar recipe and tweaked it up a notch or two in the lemon department.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon rind for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.