Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday

Well, someone is trying to ship wreck my diet. Beware! The same could happen to you if you continue reading this post.

Don't say I didn't warn you!

When our second batch of lemons finally rippened in December, I had so much lemon juice I had no idea what I was going to do with it all. I talked to a friend of mine and she was dying to try this Lemon Bar Recipe. I wasn't so sure. After all, I knew I wanted to loose some weight and this wasn't going to be the way to do it.

With the rush of birthdays and Christmas we didn't get around to making the bars until this past Monday. And honestly, they are incredible.


Sinful even.

Lemon Bars

1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. flour
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon
6 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c. confectioner's sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x 13 pan. Combine butter, 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Gradually add flour, mixing until well combined. Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 20 min.

While the cookie bottom bakes, combine eggs, granulated sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice. Stir (do not beat) until combined. Pour over cookie. Return to oven and bake until set, 18-22 min.

Sift confectioner's sugar over warm cookies. Cut into bars. Remove from pan when cooled.

Yields: 3 dozen

*full disclosure: this is NOT my recipe. I got it from a friend who got it from a cookbook years ago.

ONLY, ONLY, ONLY make this desert when you're planning on having company. You won't be able to stop eating till the pan is gone.

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Mum in Bloom said...

Oh boy these look delish! Lemon is my daughter's favourite & just might make these for her birthday! Thanks for sharing :)

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