Lemon bars

Someone had posted earlier this week on Facebook that they where making lemon bars and I caught the “bug” I went to my favorite sweets blog http://www.thesweetslife.com/ and of course there was the perfect recipe waiting for me. I actually didn’t change anything (shocking, I know) and it was perfect and soooo simple!!!


Lemon Bars
Servings – 16 bars
for the crust-
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/8 tsp salt
-1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
-1 stick butter, melted (but not hot)
for the filling
2 large eggs
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
-5 tbsp lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
-2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position. Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8×8 inch pan with aluminum foil, with a 2-inch overhang on each side. Spray foil with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, and confectioner’s sugar. Stir in melted butter, mixing to form a dough. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until pale golden (20 minutes).
3. While dough is baking, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Remove pan from oven and top with lemon mixture. Return to oven for 20 minutes, until just set.
4. Allow bars to cool before using foil handles to remove from pan.  Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and cut into squares to serve. **If not serving immediately, store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition per serving:

Calories 142.7,Total Fat 6.5 g, Saturated Fat 3.8 g, Cholesterol 38.6 mg, Sodium 28.7 mg, Potassium 26.3 mg, Total Carbohydrate 20.1 g, Dietary Fiber 0.3 g, Sugars 13.2 g, Protein 1.7 g