Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lemon Bars (easy)

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
grated zest of 1/2 lemon
powdered sugar to taste
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. Prepare crust: Beat butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the flour and beat until blended. Pat the flour mixture over the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until light brown. Maintain oven temperature.
3. Prepare filling: Whisk eggs in a bowl just until blended. Add the sugar, flour, lemon juice and lemon zest and whisk until mixed. Pour the lemon mixture over the hot baked layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or just until almost set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let stand until cool and cut into bars.