Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lemon Bars

"When life gives you lemons, make LEMON BARS!!"

Our friend Kristi is the personification of this quote, and we're glad she reminded us of it. I made a batch of these this morning with lemons from her tree. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

Lemon Bars

For the crust:
1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 C. granulated sugar
2 C. flour
1/8 tsp. kosher salt

For the filling:
6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
3 C. granulated sugar
2 T. grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons)
1 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 C. flour
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides. Chill. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.

For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.

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