Tart Lemon Bars

Brandi Kirkpatrick Recipe

By Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25

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.

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
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5 eggs
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon extract
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Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
  • Comments

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    Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25 - Feb 5, 2011
    Brandi Reil [IdGirl25] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
    I NEED a Picture to Cook!!!
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    Laurie Roberts Luv2TryNew - Feb 6, 2011
    THAT's what I'm talkin' about! I mean, lemon is supposed to be more on the tart side, right?? This sounds very similar to my recipe, and I also crank up the lemon. My tongue is tingling right now just looking at this...thanks Brandi!!
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    Laurie Roberts Luv2TryNew - Feb 6, 2011
    In fact, I'm going to have to give this 5 stars just because I KNOW it is!! LOL
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    Nancy Miller nancyjo17 - Feb 6, 2011
    Thanks for this ! I love a litle tart with my lemon, and so many recipies use the condensec milk which has such a distinctive flavor that it's sometimes predominate.can't wait to try this.
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    Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25 - Feb 6, 2011
    I "created" this recipe last week and it's been a total hit with my family, ALL lemon lovers. I hope it lives up to everyone's expectations!