Lemon Bars


For the crust:

2 cups flour, sifted

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup butter, softened

For the filling:

4 whole eggs

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.

For the crust, mix the softened butter into the flour and powdered sugar with your hands (or a pastry blender) until it clings together.  Press the mixture in the bottom of the greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.

For the filling, beat the eggs with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes until frothy.  Stir in the sugar and lemon juice.

In another bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.  Stir into the egg mixture. Pour over the baked, warm crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes.  

Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!
by The Savvy Kitchen