Rita's Lemon Bars
Rita's favorite lemon bar recipe.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Cool and cut into bars.
Makes 24 bars.