Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This season's hit

It has been a chaotic December, with a road trip to California in the mix. Earlier this month I hosted a shindig at the ranch, and discovered a great recipe for lemon bars in the process. Due to their success, I made them again for my sister's birthday, and again, rave reviews. Therefore, it is my duty to share this recipe with you. I am a non-baker. These are truly easy to make, and delicious.

Luscious Lemon Squares

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into small cubes

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the crust: In a food processor, blend ingredients until they resemble coarse meal. Press mixture into the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch pan. Bake until set and golden, about 20 minutes. Cool.
For the filling: In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar and lemon juice together. Add flour and baking powder, blending only long enough to incorporate. Pour filling into baked crust and bake until set, about 25 minutes.
Cool. Dust with powdered sugar before cutting. Cut into squares (hint: cut the squares in half diagonally for better bite sizes and presentation. I found they were easier to cut if I put them in the freezer to firm for a few minutes just before cutting. - bf). Serves 20-24.

Found at The Food Network.


  1. makes me remember the peanut butter cookies we used to make together!

  2. I (happily) ate sooooo many of these.

  3. I can confirm that Jay ate soooooooooooo many of these. He only brought home less than half of what you gave him. Then proceeded to eat most of those as well.