Dawn (dfwleathergirl) wrote in faboofood,

Lemon Bar Goodness!

I made this recipe for Lemon Bars yesterday for an Independence Day gathering. They were a big hit and uber easy to make. So, I thought I would share! The recipe is from FoodNetwork.com.

To fancy them up for the holiday, I took a dispenser bottle and filled it with some seedless raspberry jam, microwaved it for about 15 seconds to thin it out a bit and drizzled it over the bars. Then I put a couple blueberries on the top of each bar.

Lemon Bars
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Hot shortbread base, recipe follows
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until combined well and stir in lemon juice and flour. Pour lemon mixture over hot shortbread. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F. And bake in middle of oven until set, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan and cut into 24 bars. Bar cookies keep, covered and chilled, 3 days. Sift confectioners' sugar over bars before serving.

Shortbread Base:
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut butter into 1/2-inch pieces. In a food processor process all ingredients until mixture begins to form small lumps. Sprinkle mixture into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan and with a metal spatula press evenly onto bottom. Bake shortbread in middle of oven until golden, about 20 minutes. While shortbread is baking, prepare topping.

Crossposted to a couple recipe communities and my own journal.
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