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Basic Lemon Bars

No recipe image available.Lemony tart, sweet and rich -- that's the basic description of a good lemon bar and this recipe has all three going for it.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar - divided use
1 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
4 large eggs
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar together. Using a pastry blender or fork, mix in 1 cup butter until well-blended. Press the mixture into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, to prepare the filling, beat together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon juice, and eggs.
  4. Pour this mixture over the hot, baked bars. Bake again for 25 minutes.
  5. While still hot, dust the top with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
  6. Cool completely before cutting.

Makes 24 bars.