Lemon Bars By : Barefoot Contessa ( Ina Garten )

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 20 squares or 40 triangles
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1/2 lb unsalted butter , at room temp.
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 c all purpose flour
1/8 tsp kosher salt
6 extra large eggs @ rm. temp
3 c granulated sugar
2 Tbsp lemon zest, grated (4 to 6 lemons)
1 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 c all purpose flour
confectioners' sugar , for dusting

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Karla Everett Recipe
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Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
This is a very delicious dessert ,I love lemons !

This is the original recipe that the Meyer Lemon Lime Bars that I have posted was adapted from.
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Preheat the oven to 350° F
For the crust , cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer , fitted with the paddle attachment.
Combine the flour and salt and , with the mixer on low , add to the butter just until mixed.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball.
Flatten the dough with floured hands and press into a 9x13x2" baking sheet , building up a 1/2" edge on all sides. CHILL
Bake crust for 15 - 20 minutes , until very light browned. Let cool on a wire rack . Leave oven on.
For the filling , whisk together the egg , sugar , lemon zest , lemon juice , and flour. Pour over the crust.
Bake for 30-35 minutes , until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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user Jen Checki JustDesserts24 - May 2, 2011
I am a little conflicted: I vowed to boycott her products and show entirely after her refusal of the Make-A-Wish Foundation's request, but she doesn't make money from this, so I am going to try it! I love lemon bars, and am still looking for some that taste better than the ones made from a Krusteaz mix!
user Karla Everett Karla59 - May 2, 2011
Ya these are really good ...Its just a recipe , typed in her name so I hope you do make these and continue to boy cot LOL :) ♥
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - May 2, 2011
Karla, are these real lemony?/ You know, pucker up lemony! The last ones I made for my daughter in law were okay but not lemony enough.
user NIKKI SMITH adorefood - May 2, 2011
I love Lemon Bars, I can eat the whole batch by myself..:) ♥

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