Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two for Tuesday: Lemon Bars

Let me start off by saying that I don't like lemon bars. I don't like key lime pie either. Lemon/lime desserts just don't do it for me.

And yet, these...THESE....are DELICIOUS.

Sweelting made these. She got the recipe from Teens Cook Dessert, which she found and checked out from the library a couple of weeks ago.

Have I mentioned the deliciousness factor? Cause they were. Delicious.

Lemon Bars


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice

To prepare the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix flour, powdered sugar, and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes, or until crumbly.
  3. Press mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until lightly brown.
  4. Remove from oven, but leave oven at 350.
To prepare the filling:

  1. Stir eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder in a medium bowl until completely combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and stir until completely smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture over the warm crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  4. Let cool completely.
To prepare the glaze:

  1. Stir powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Smooth the glaze over the bars, let set for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut into 2 inch squares. 
 And, because some crazy woman decided to call this "TWO" for Tuesday....I'm looking for a recipe that I'm thinking of trying. Now, for the past couple weeks, I've posted things that I never thought I'd like, until I tried them. Here's a recipe with lots of great things that I love, in a combination that perhaps should never, ever, have been brought together. And yet, I'm considering it.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna.

Do I dare?


Tracy said...

Do it! I'm gonna try both of these recipes. Wonder if I have enough lemon juice to make those bars today. Love your Two for Tuesdays. :)

Super S said...

Yummy yummy lemon bars!