I really like different lemon treats but for some reason I usually hesitate to make them, and I'm not too sure why. I think it might because I think they are going to be hard, but they're usually not! This one is a great example of that! It's super simple! I flipped through, found it, made sure I had everything and went for it! It turned out great and looks just like in the picture!
I gives these a 3 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")
(It's always nice when I can find the recipe online and don't have to type it all out!)
Kitchen Tip: Cool these bars completely and let the filling set before attempting to cut them.
Recipe Variation: To simplify the final touch for this rich dessert, sift powdered sugar over the top instead of icing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes (Ready in 2 hours)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Heat oven to 350'F In large bowl, combine all base ingredients at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture
evenly in bottom of un-greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350'F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine all filling ingredients except lemon juice; blend well. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm base.
3. Bake at 350°F for an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
4. In small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency; blend until smooth. Frost cooled bars. Cut into bars.
Yield: 36 bars