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My friend Jan really likes these lemon bars and asked me to post the recipe here. I make these frequently.

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Crust:

2 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) cold butter

In a large bowl use a pastry cutter to mix the flour and powdered sugar and then cut in the butter until it is pea-sized. Distribute evenly across a greased 13 x 9″ baking dish and press down. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Topping:

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup flour

While the crust bakes, prepare the topping by whisking together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Whisk in the baking powder and 1/2 cup flour. Pour over hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool and then cut into bars. Consume.

Mix together flour and powdered sugar. Cut in cold butter. Yes, must be butter and must be cold.

Distribute evenly across a greased 13 x 9″ baking dish and press down. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Whisk in baking powder and flour.

Whisk together until it is all fully incorporated. It will get foamy on top as it sits while you wait for the crust to finish baking. I believe this is the baking powder reacting with the lemon juice.

Pull the crust out of the oven. The indentations where the butter melted is normal.

Stir down the egg mixture and pour it over the crust. Scrape the bowl. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees, until light golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool. A sprinkling of powdered sugar over the top would make it look nice. You’d have to wait until it cooled thoroughly, though. I’ve never had these last long enough to cool off. They’re just that good.

What kind?