Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mom's Lemon Bars















When I was a kid, my mom made these bars quite a bit for pot lucks and picnics and such. Being a kid, I'd always go for the chocolate (not that different than today!), and I'd pass on the lemon bars. But the last few years in winter, I've gotten on a lemon kick. This year, I remembered her bars.

I think it's the first time I've tried making them. They're quite sweet, but I love the shortbread crust and the tart curd. I'm kind of amazed at how smooth they are and how nicely they set. It helps to wait til they're entirely cool before cutting, otherwise I learned they're a bit sticky. These were perfect for my lemon craving!

Mom's Lemon Bars
Mix and press into a 9x13 pan:
3/4 c butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 c flour
Bake 15 min at 350.

Mix:
3 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
3 TB flour
1/2 c lemon juice
Pour over hot crust. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350.
Cool and cut bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and refrigerate til serving.

4 comments:

Leslie said...

I love me some chocolate, but I can't resist lemon bars. Yours look really fantastic!

Lisa said...

I just love a good lemon bar. Yours looks sweet and delicious. I hope you'll come by and link this up to Sweets for a Saturday #3.

Mickey said...

I've never made lemon bars before, these look so good :) I am having my first give away, stop by to enter.
mickey
http://monstermama-monstermama.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-give-away.html

cindy said...

Lemon Bars are on my list fo things ot bake. Here is the recipe I've been looking for. I'll make them soon.