This past week, mom and dad left to ride the White Rim, a 100 mile bike ride in Southern Utah (I know they're crazy). So I was left to run the kitchen for the day, yay! I turned up my tunes and threw an apron on over my running shorts and sweatshirt. As I was searching through my mind (and the fridge) on what I should create, I saw the lemons and instantly thought, "LEMON BARS. Oh goodness yes!" These beauties are amazing!
Here's a step by step process ^^^
These lemon bars are known for being hidden in various places in the house boat on our family Lake Powell trips. Because you just can't help hording these things, hah!
1 cup butter (soft)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups sugar
2 large lemons
1/3 cup (6 Tablespoon) lemon juice from lemons above^^^
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1) Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit. For the crust, mix all ingredients (butter, flour, powdered sugar) until fluffy. Press into a greased 9 x 13 glass pan and bake for 15 minutes. Let lightly cool.
2) For the filling, blend eggs and sugar together. Stir in the zest of the 2 lemons, the lemon juice from those lemons, the flour, baking powder, and chopped nuts.
3) Pour prepared filling into baked crust and return to oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for garnish (optional).
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