I LOVE Lemon Bars.
Love. Love. Love. Them.
Every spring, when the beautiful lemons are ready to be picked from the trees, I start craving them.
Oh, they are so yummy.
Last week, when I had book club at my house my husband laughed when he saw what I made as dessert.
"It wouldn't be a party without Tasha's Lemon Bars," he said.
Yep, that is right.
If I am going to make them I need to make them for a purpose...
Or I will eat the ENTIRE pan myself.
Here is my favorite recipe (and I have tried a lot of recipes)
My Favorite Lemon Bars
2 sticks (8 ounces) real butter (no margarine, although you can, it just does not taste as good)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup lemon juice (this is about 2 large lemons)
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
sifted confectioners sugar
Heat over to 325 degrees. Blend butter, 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Pat into ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. For filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 5 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Pour over first layer once it comes out of the oven. Return to the oven and bake at 325 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while warm. Then enjoy!