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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sunburst Lemon Bars

Okay...don't judge these AWESOME BARS by this picture. I was in a hurry and it was the last bar left...so grabbed the camera and quickly got a shot...sorry its pretty lame, but the treats themselves ARE FAR FROM LAME. These Sunburst Lemon Bars are seriously to die for. My son Erik thinks they come straight from heaven (like mana) and requests them every year for his birthday. I don't remember the last time I made him a "real cake"...and he's almost 22 years old. These are the perfect treat any time...but they remind me of spring and summer, just because they are "lemony" I guess. I've had this recipe for years and years and couldn't tell you where it came from originally, but it's a family favorite and will be made for generations to come, I am sure.

Sunburst Lemon Bars
Crust:
2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine, softened

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Mix until crumbly. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan (spray with pan coating). Bake for 20-30 minutes (until lightly browned)...oven temps varies, so watch closely.

Filling:
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 c. lemon juice (lime juice if you want "lime bars" instead of lemon bars)

In a large bowl, combine filling mixture and beat on low with electric mixer. Pour over warm crust. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top and the middle is set. Cool completely.

Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
2-3 T. lemon or lime juice

In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredient, mix completely. Drizzle over cooled bars.

Happy Cooking~
Julie

1 comment:

  1. They looooook soo tasty! I'll have to make some...bring a little summer in among the snowbanks :o)

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