Fabulous Friday: Best Lemon Bars EVER!!

I discovered this incredible recipe one week when I was assigned to bring dessert to our family Sunday dinner. My normal choice for desserts is anything with the peanut butter/chocolate combination. Seriously who doesn’t always love that? But sometimes my husband thinks those are too rich so I found a new recipe that went against my norm.

The Best Lemon Bars EVER!

Really they were tried by about 20 people and all of them thought the same thing! These are the most wonderful lemon bars I have ever had.  I hope you like them as much as we did!!!

Recipe and photo from: Pillsbury, Easy Meals, Picnics & Potlucks, August 2005
makes 36 bars

INGREDIENTS:

Crust
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. grated lemon peel

Filling
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon peel

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Note: One lemon yields about three tablespoons of juice, so buy two lemons to squeeze for this recipe.

DIRECTIONS:

Steps

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat base ingredients on low speed until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl with wire whisk, lightly beat eggs. Beat in remaining filling ingredients except lemon juice until well blended. Beat in 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  3. Remove partially baked base from oven. Pour filling evenly over warm base.
  4. Return to oven; bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency until smooth. Spread glaze over cooled bars. Cut into bars and savor every bite.
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