Thursday, March 24, 2011

Star's Lemon Bars

Mmmmm what could be better than a creamy and tart dessert?  These lemon bars satisfy my craving when a cookie or piece of cake just won't do it.  

1 3/4 cup of flour
2/3 cup of confectioner's sugar (plus lots more for dusting!)
1 cup of cold butter

1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of flour
1teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of lemon emulsion or extract
4 large eggs, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan or line with parchment paper.

To make the crust
In a medium bowl sift together the flour & confectioner's sugar.
Cut in the cold butter until combined and crumbly in texture.  I used a fork to achieve my results.
Press into prepared pan, and bake for 20-22 minutes.  Color will be light golden.

To make topping
Prepare while crust is baking.  
In a medium bowl combine sugar, flour and baking powder.  
Add lemon juice, lemon emulsion and eggs.  Combine well.
Pour into warm crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Remove and cool to room temperature.  Dust with confectioner's sugar and refrigerate.  Cut into bars when chilled....ENJOY!


  1. Oh this is such a star! It looks good and sounds good to me. I am so tempted to eat right now...

  2. LOL Marelie! I am in the middle of making it for a party tonight. Wanna join us??!! hahaha