The BEST Lemon Bars EVER

Prep Time 25 mins Cook Time 55 mins Yields 20-25 squares     adjust servings

The BEST Lemon Bars EVER are a great way to welcome Spring! If the weather's not cooperating where you are, these bars will surely give your taste buds a tease and get your mind in Spring mode!

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For the filling

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Additional powdered sugar for topping, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-in. or 9x9x2-in. baking pan, building up the edges about half an inch.
  3. Bake the crust for 20 minutes.
  4. Beat the filling ingredients with an electric mixer on HIGH speed for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Pour the mixture over the hot crust.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no indentation remains when the center is lightly touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into 1½-2-in. bars.

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