By Rosie Hawthorne on December 20, 2011
I like a nice tart lemon bar to complement all the sweets in my gift baskets and this is one of my favorites. It has a rich shortbread layer for a crust and a delicious lemon curd over top.
1 cup flour ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
Mix flour and sugar. Cut in butter with a fork and press evenly into an 8-inch square lightly buttered pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
While the shortbread crust bakes, make the filling:
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3 TB flour
3 TB lemon juice
½ tsp baking powder
Zest of 1 lemon
Beat eggs until light and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in rest of ingredients.
Pucker up. You might want to make a second batch of these. They’re that good.
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