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Very Lemony Lemon Bars


Pucker Up!
These lemon bars are for REAL lemon lovers!!
The flaky crust melts in your mouth and the lemon topping has a zing which will make your mouth water. You can't just have one!!

Bars are best after being in the refrigerator or freezer!"

Ingredients

Crust:
4 C Flour
1 C Powdered Sugar
1 lb + 4tbs (4 ½ sticks) unsalted butter cut into ½ inch cubes and chilled

Filling:
3 C Granulated Sugar
¼ C Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
7 large eggs, lightly beaten
Grated zest and juice of 4 lemons (I used about 6 or 7 lemons)
¼ C Powdered Sugar
Note: you could also add 1 C blueberries if you want lemon blueberry


Instructions

Baking Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease 17 x 12 x 1 pan.
Mix flour and sugar in food processor and pulse 2-3 times to blend. Add cubed butter and pulse until mixture is a coarse mean and begins to stick together. Remove and form into a big ball.
Flatten dough with floured hands and press evenly into bottom about 1.4 inch up the sides of the pan.
Bake 12-15 minutes until light brown but not quite done.
Let Cool.

Filling:
Mix sugar, flour, baking powder in bowl and set aside.
Mix eggs, lemon zest and juice –wick until smooth and well blended.
Sift the flour/sugar mixture into egg mixture and stir until well-blended.
Pour filling on top of crust (sprinkle even with blueberries if using).
Bake 30-35 min. at 350 degrees until set.
Cool for several hours before cutting.
Dust with powdered sugar and cut into bars.

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Servings

About 16 bars

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

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