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Lemon Bars

Lemon BarsCreate a taste that is as refreshing as an icy glass of lemonade. These mouth-watering bars are a great treat anytime of the year.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened

Filling:
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 large eggs
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 drops yellow food coloring, optional
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
Optional: sifted powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Crust: Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Press lightly onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. For Filling: Beat sweetened condensed milk and eggs in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in lemon juice, flour, baking powder, salt and food coloring just until blended. Fold in lemon peel; pour over crust.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes 48 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 90 Calories from Fat: 45 Total Fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 55 mg Carbohydrates: 10 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 6 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.