Lemon Bars

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From Paula Deen at the Foodnetwork.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 16 bars

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: dessert · lemon · bars ·


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup confectioners' sugar
pinch of salt
2 sticks of butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing

4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons flour
6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan.

Make the crust by combining the flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, when the bars are done.

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