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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BUTTERY LEMON SQUARES

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1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 - 1/3 cups all - purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 - 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
6 tablespoons lemon juice
4 eggs

In a bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar at medium speed until smooth. Beat in 2 cups flour until dough is no longer crumbly. Pat into a ball.

Press dough evenly into a buttered and flour 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 F oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile in a food processor, or in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, whirl or beat sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, grated lemon peel, lemon juice and eggs to blend. Pour onto hot crust.

Bake until lemon mixture is no longer runny in the center (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and dust with remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

Let cool completely in pan, then cut into 24 bars.

Makes: 24 bars

NOTES:
The lemon squares can be chilled airtight for up to 2 days.

44 comments:

  1. Geri,
    These sounds delicious something different. I like your tip about being able to keep them chilled. That always helps around now. Can't wait to make them.
    vickie

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  2. Geri, I am so glad to find a recipe for these. Husband loves them. Thanks!

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  3. These really sound delicious. Lemon bars are a favorite of my family.

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  4. I absolutely love Lemon Bars, my mouth is watering!!

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  5. I love lemony sweets! I was actually thinking about making a German lemon cake earlier today...but I had too much food last few days, just overloaded...so I thought I put it off.
    Your lemon squares are just mouthwatering!

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  6. Wow, you're baking up a storm! These look wonderful, love the picture.

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  7. LOVE these but haven't made them in a long, long time. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. Love lemon squares... not really a dessert person, but love lemon squares

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  9. I absolutely love lemon squares. It's a bit tricky making them gluten free, but they are still pretty good. Yours look beautiful.

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  10. My husband loves lemon bars. I can't wait to try your recipe..because yours are always better!!

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  11. Those bars looks scrumptious! I love anything lemon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  12. Oh, I can taste them!!! I am taking this recipe and making them as soon as I can! I haven't had them in ages.
    Thanks!
    ~Nancy

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  13. It's too late to go to the kitchen, but I am so craving these now...not sure I'll be able to sleep! I neeeeeed some of these lemon bars!

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  14. Oh ur lemon bars look so perfect Geri-am sure u had a lovely thanksgiving too!
    I love ur cutey perfect pics!
    love love love ur blog-thanx for sharn it all.
    I haven t made lemon bars in awhile now but u remind me i should & soon!!!!

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  15. These sound delicious! I don't like lemon flavored things, generally, but for whatever reason, I do like lemon bars. LOL These look great!

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  16. Those look delicious, Geri! I love lemon bars!

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  17. Yum, we love lemon bars! These look awesome!

    Stop by my blog sometime soon---I have an award waiting for you!

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  18. I could stay here all day. You always have the yummiest foods.

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  19. guess what? I live in NYC now but I was born and raised in Bosque Farms - New Mexico and my birthday is also in September.....

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  20. Hi Geri...so glad you found me...but I am the lucky one to have found you...what a wonderful food filled blog...everything looks so good...LOVE lemon squares..I think they are one of my favorite desserts....and these look great! I am following along with you too...So happy to have a new friend....

    I'll check back later...
    Happy Baking !
    Kary

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  21. Hi Geri!!! I am soooo glad that you found me and stopped by!! Thank you for your RSVP!!!!I love your blog ...so much so that I am now a follower!!!

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  22. Lemon in desserts n wonderful. Your recipe sounds delicious! :)

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  23. Oh wow, I LOVE lemon! Bars, squares, cookies, anything lemon! Will definitely try these!

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  24. I am making lemon squares this year too:-)

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  25. OMG...you have a beautiful blog! I signed up!

    Thank you and enjoy!

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  26. Oh Geri, you've hit one of my soft spots.

    Lemon bars are one of my ALL-TIME favorite desserts. If it tells you anything, I used to ask my mom to make lemon meringue pie for my birthdays, instead of a cake. And I like the crust of these lemon bars even more than pie crust ~ it's a win-win recipe, and yours look fantastic.

    I think I'm going to have to go make some, SOON! :) Thanks for jogging my memory. ~M

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  27. I love your new Christmas template! It's so festive. And those buttery lemon squares look absolutely delish! Thank you so much for always coming by my site. You always leave such nice comments and I really appreciate it. Happy Holidays!

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  28. I love lemon bars ... and this recipe looks yummy! Thank you for visiting "Pleasing to You" ... I hope you will continue to drop by!! Merry Christmas!!

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  29. The lemon squares look wonderful.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  30. Your lemon squares look absolutely delightful. I love the citrusy tang in baked goods. I have to try to make your recipe. Thanks.

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  31. Sounds yummy! :) Very cute blog too!

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  32. These look so yummy. I wonder if you can make Key Lime bars using this recipe? My husband loves Key Lime pie, but it would be kind of messy for him to take for lunch. Would this work do you think?

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  33. Ooh! Lemon bars and they look positively BLUE RIBBON delicious! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! Have a great week! Coralie

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  34. Yum! More lemon...these sound awesome :D

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  35. Our family loves anything lemon, so I'm going to have to try these. I'm guessing that that is 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon zest?

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  36. Oh these sounds divine and I really want a bite now, lol.

    By the way, I love your background on your blog!

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  37. Thank you for stepping by in my blog! Thank you for inviting to yours! What a beautiful blog with such beautiful photos!!!I'll definitely come back again!

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  38. Geri,

    Your Christmas layout is so pretty! I love the colors! My Christmas house colors are red, gold and green ;-) So yay.

    Buttery, Lemon Bars.. oh wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
    Just, yum! Thank you!!!!

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  39. Thanks for checking out my blog! I love lemon squares -- especially buttery ones. Yum!

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  40. Lemon squares are my favorite dessert ever! I just have to figure out how to make a great gluten free version.

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  41. Had jus left u notes on ur wonderful midnight cake and grandma's butter biscuits-my internet...whew...they arent loading now...did they go thru...if not lemme know ...will try again...

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