Rich Lemon Bars

1 1/2 cup flour; plus 3 tablespoons
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup butter; cold
4 large eggs; slightly beaten
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup lemon juice; from concentrate
1  additional confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar; cut in butter until crumbly.  Press onto bottom of a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan; bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, lemon juice and remaining 3 tablespoons flour; mix well. Pour over baked crust; bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool. Cut into bars.  Sprinkle with additional confectioners’ sugar.

Store covered in refrigerator.

Source:  Bordens 1992

24 bars


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