3.22.2011

lemon bars

ingredients for dough (for 9" x 13" pan):
1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
ingredients for filling:
6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup flour (i used whole wheat flour for the filling and it was extra good)
confectioners' sugar, for dusting

directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


For the crust: cream the butter and sugar. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Gather the dough into a ball then flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 x 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides.

Bake the crust until very lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Leave the oven on. While the crust is cooling start making the filling.


Whisk
together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the filling is set.

Let cool to room temperature then cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.

recipe is ina garten's but i found it here.

5 comments:

shayna said...

I must make these.

Ashley Slater said...

UM, yum! I love that I found your blog! I have so many new things to try now!

-ashley
Adventures of Newlyweds

Kimia Kline said...

love lemon bars!

Ashley said...

These look amazing!!!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Gah! These are amazing. One of my favorite sugary things in life! xoxo