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pucker up lemon bars

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a recipe by
Joan Penney
Platte City, MO

The key is lemon zest in the crust!

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serves 8-12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pucker up lemon bars

  • 1 c
    butter, cold
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 4
  • 2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon curd
  • confectioners' sugar-for dusting the top

How To Make pucker up lemon bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325. Cut butter into flour and confectioners' sugar with a pastry knife. Add lemon zest and mix in well using fingers.
  • 2
    Pat crust into an ungreased 13x9 pan. Bake for 18-20 min.
  • 3
    While crust is baking, prepare lemon filling.
  • 4
    Whisk 4 eggs with sugar until well blended. Add flour, lemon juice and lemon juice. Mix well. Add lemon curd and mix until well blended.
  • 5
    Pour lemon filling over hot short bread crust and return to the oven for 20-22 min. Loosen around edges, allow to cool slightly and cut into bars. When cooled completely dust with confectioners' sugar.