Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars By Paula Deen

Oh My Heavens.....please try....it's worth it and your hips will complain later.



Ingredients & Directions:

Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
pinch of salt
2 sticks butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing

Filling
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x13x2-inch pan.

Make the crust by combining flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour or confectioners' sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, when the bars are done.

Yield: 16 bars
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 35-45 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy

11 comments:

Barb said...

Paula Deen? I'm trying this one! This is perfect for a summer dessert, Jen.

You need to stop posting these great recipes (I know, I should talk) - I'm running out of printer ink! LOL

Karen said...

Years ago (eons ago!) when I was working, there was a woman in our office who made the best lemon bars. Her name was Bernice. I lived for office potlucks and her lemon bars. I will definitely have to give these a try.

Susanne said...

I loooove lemon bars. And if Paula Deen made this it's got to be good. My hips never complain especially to a good lemon bar and that is probably the reason they are the way they are. Sigh.

Christina said...

Can anyone say yumm-o. I love Paula Deen and these sound so good.

Renee said...

I'll be trying these out this week!They sound delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I Love lemon bars !!! Thank you Jen. I can't wait to make and eat with tea lots of tea .Lol.

Kelli said...

Oh, I love lemon bars and I'm sure Paula Deen's recipe is the best! Thank you!
~Kelli

Sandra said...

I would try it but I'm doing SO good with my diet and I don't want to mess it up BUT....I LOVE lemon bars, what to do, what to do???

Hope you're having a wonderful day Jen :)

Lori said...

These sound great! I'll definitely be trying them this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I have never made lemon bars.... I really, really need to. Perhaps this weekend for a surprise for Daniel. :)

-Andrea

Andrea said...

YUM...those sound awesome! :)