These are pretty perfect for a summer BBQ, just make sure you allow enough time for them to cool before cutting and serving. I've done that before and it just does not work out.
Last little note, this recipe is actually from About.com. I have to admit that that is not the first place I would go to look for a recipe these days, but I had this from a while ago and I knew it was fab! :)
Award Winning Lemon Bars
Adapted from About.com
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups + 4 TBSP all purpose flour, divided
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- pinch of salt
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (I used 6 lemons)
- zest from 1 lemon
- powdered sugar for sifting on top
Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl, blend together butter, 2 cups flour, powdered sugar and salt until combined. Press into lightly greased 13x9 pan. I used a metal pan because this pan had a lid, but in the future I would use glass since its easier to get out of. Or line your pan with a foil basket first. Poke holes with fork all over pan. Bake 20 minutes, until the crust has a little color.
For the filling, beat Mix eggs, sugar, lemon juice, 4 TBSP flour and lemon zest. Pour over baked crust and return to oven for 25 more minutes, until filling sets and does not appear liquidy.
While warm, loosen the edges and sift powdered sugar on top. Cool completely before cutting into squares.