Lovely Lemon Bars

lemon square feature
lemon square feature

I’m kind of nut for lemons.  And I guess I have forced my lemon love onto the Loon possibly more than he would have guessed.  But now…he’s as much as Lemon Loon as I am.  Wait a minute…Lemon Loon?   Loon Lemon?  Loon Loves Lemons!   Lord!  Well, these little gems are divine.

Lovely Lemon Bars
 
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These lovely lemon bars are just that...lovely? well, however you want to refer to them...they are a bit decadent...and very, very tasty.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, room temp
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • Filling:
  • 6 extra-large eggs, room temp.
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of grated lemon zest (about 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar - for dusting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Combine the flour and salt.
  4. Add the flour/salt mixture, slowly, to the butter (with mixer on low) until just mixed.
  5. Place the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball.
  6. Place the ball in a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish, and begin flattening the dough with your fingers.
  7. Build the dough up along the sides by about ½ inch.
  8. Chill (the dough, not you...well, you can chill, too...but come back soon).
  9. Bake the crust for 20 minutes, until very lightly browned.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack and leave the oven on.
  11. For the filling: Whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour.
  12. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is nice and set.
  13. Let cool to room temp.
  14. Cut into squares, and then triangles (if you like...I do)...and dust with confectioner's sugar.
 

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