lemon bars by : barefoot contessa ( ina garten )

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
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By Karla Everett
from Greenacres, WA

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. ***Recipe from www.foodnetwork.com ***

serves 20 squares or 40 triangles
prep time 40 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For lemon bars by : barefoot contessa ( ina garten )

  • FOR THE CRUST :
  • 1/2 lb
    unsalted butter , at room temp.
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • FOR THE FILLING :
  • 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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How To Make lemon bars by : barefoot contessa ( ina garten )

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • 2
    For the crust , cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer , fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • 3
    Combine the flour and salt and , with the mixer on low , add to the butter just until mixed.
  • 4
    Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball.
  • 5
    Flatten the dough with floured hands and press into a 9x13x2" baking sheet , building up a 1/2" edge on all sides. CHILL
  • 6
    Bake crust for 15 - 20 minutes , until very light browned. Let cool on a wire rack . Leave oven on.
  • 7
    For the filling , whisk together the egg , sugar , lemon zest , lemon juice , and flour. Pour over the crust.
  • 8
    Bake for 30-35 minutes , until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
  • 9
    Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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