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Lemon Bars

My husband is a big fan of these lemon bars. Give them a try!


I made these to take to a friends' house when we were invited to dinner. The brownies I made from a box and I lucked out that the lemon bars and brownies turned out the same height to make this checker-board pattern work out. 

The lemon bars are pretty quick and simple.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend together (cut in):
1 cup softened butter (substitute: Smart Balance and/or shortening.*) 
2 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until firm and golden.

In another bowl, whisk together:
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup flour

Whisk in:
4 large eggs
6 Tbsp lemon juice (about 2 lemons juiced)

Pour over baked crust and bake for 20 minutes. Cool to firm and cut with a pizza cutter.
Top with powdered sugar.

*I used 1/2 cup Smart Balance and 1/2 cup shortening


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¼ TEASPOON salt

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