Saturday, June 13, 2015

Favorite Flavors


I love lemons. I love lemon flavoring in basically anything. Lemons work in savory foods and they work in desserts too. Here is one of my favorite ways to enjoy lemons for dessert.

Bake-Sale Lemon Bars


3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Additional confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups flour. Press onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and remaining flour until frothy; pour over hot crust.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lemon mixture is set and lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutrition information:

1 bar equals 77 calories, 3 g fat, 21 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: These were so easy and super tasty. However, if you get 4 dozen bars out of this, you are a better person than I am. They would be the size of a small piece of fudge if you cut them to get that many bars.

1 comment:

  1. I usually like them a little thicker, but these look good. I wonder if there's a way to get them thicker.