Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars: Spring Recipes with Lemon

Published On May 24, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Recipes

Spring recipes with lemon is our food theme this week and we saved this one for Friday because who wouldn’t want a delicious dessert to savor during Memorial Day weekend?  Wendy’s Hat, who gave us Poppy Bread with a Lemon Glaze and Lemon Pasta, has served Recess with this yummy dessert recipe, Lemon Bars.  So if you don’t mind turning on your oven for a while (yes, we try to avoid that during the warmer months too) then this Spring recipe with lemon is perfect since it’s best served up cold.

Lemon Bars from Wendy’s Hat

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

In large bowl mix together butter and powdered sugar then beat in 2 cups flour until mixture is crumbly.

Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13X9X2 inch baking pan and then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes {or until light brown}.


While the crust is baking you can take your lemons and juice them, while being sure to grate the lemon peel!


Now beat together eggs, granulated sugar and lemon juice.  Then combine the 1/4 cup of flour and the baking powder and lemon peel.  Mix all of these ingredients together now and pour over the baked crust.  Now bake in your  350 degree F oven for 25 more minutes or until the center appears set and the edges start to brown.

Once out of the oven allow to cool {in pan} on a wire rack.  Then sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.  Cut into squares and garnish as desired.  Store them covered in the refrigerator.


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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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