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Rita's Lemon Bars

No recipe image available.Rita's favorite lemon bar recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups all purpose flour - divided use
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar - divided use
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl beat powdered sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 3/4 cups flour. Beat till thoroughly combined. Press mixture into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, lemon juice, 1/4 cup flour, and baking powder. Pour over hot baked layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar, and return to the oven for 20 to 25 minutes more or till lightly browned around the edges and center is set.
  3. Cool and cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.