Friday, March 12, 2010

Mrs. Dottie's Luscious Lemon Bars

Because I have gotten so many compliments and requests for this recipe, Bill has encouraged me to publish it here at our occasional new LVS feature, Mrs. Dottie's Recipe Ramblings.

Here's a refreshing Spring dessert that's sure to please!

Luscious Lemon Bars:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
4 slightly beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon shredded lemon peel
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup half and half

In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom of a greased 13x9 baking pan. Hint: Line the pan w/foil and grease the foil with crisco, then you can lift bars out easily. Bake in a 350 oven for 20 minutes till edges are golden.

Make the filling by stirring together eggs, granulated sugar, the 3 tablespoons of flour, lemon peel, lemon juice and half and half. Pour filling over hot crust and bake for 15-20 more minutes until center is set. Cut into bars, sprinkle w/ powdered sugar, cover and store in refrigerator. Enjoy!

And don't forget to "Spring ahead" this weekend!