Genny's Lemon Squares

These are the best lemon bars I've ever eaten. Genny was the wife of a friend of ours. He wasn't allowed to bring anything to a potluck except these lemon squares

Photo by Denise W.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

bars

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Crust:

  • 1

    c butter (real, don't cheat)

  • 2/3

    c sugar

  • 2 1/4

    c flour

  • Filling:

  • 5

    eggs

  • 1 3/4

    c sugar

  • 1/3

    c flour

  • 1/2

    t baking powder

  • 2/3-3/4

    c lemon juice (fresh - approx 5 medium lemons)

Directions

Soften 1c butter in microwave or on counter. Blend in sugar (2/3c) and flour (2 1/4c). Put into a 9x14 glass pan, evenly on bottom and halfway up sides. Bake at 350 deg until set, but not brown (20-25 minutes) For filling, mix eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder until well blended. Add lemon juice and mix until slightly frothy. Pour over curst and bake until crust is golden and filling is completely set. Dust with powdered sugar and cut while still warm.

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