Lemon Bars just might be my favorite dessert. I like to use this recipe when I have to take a dessert to a get-together because I always have the ingredients on hand and they are simple to make. Now that my daughter is old enough to cook, she has taken over as the lemon bar baker in our house. She made the batch in this photo, and I am thoroughly enjoying them.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend flour, butter, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl until well-mixed. Press into the bottom of a 9×9″ pan. Bake for 20 minutes. While crust is baking, combine the rest of the ingredients in the same bowl used for the crust. Mix well. When crust is done, pour mixture over crust and bake for 20-25 more minutes until set. The filling will puff during baking and settle after cooling. Cool before serving.
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