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
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