Karen Fairchild's Lemon Bars

Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town shares a story and recipe about her favorite holiday treat, lemon bars.
Dessert Served on Yellow Plates

Baby Shower Dessert

Another place to incorporate baby shower colors. Serve dessert on yellow plates to keep the shower bright.

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Cook Time: 40 min total | Serves: Varies

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • pinch salt

Topping:

  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 T. sifted flour
  • 1 T. lemon rind
  • 6 T. lemon juice

Directions

Sift together salt, flour and powdered sugar. Mix with softened butter. Mix well with hands. Pat and press into a 10 x 15 pan. This is a jelly roll pan. Must be correct size pan or this won’t work. Do not grease pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Take out of oven and add topping.

Topping:

Beat eggs until frothy. Add gradually 2 cups of sugar. Beat 4 minutes then add sifted flour, lemon rind and lemon juice. Pull crust out of oven and pour topping evenly over crust. Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely before cutting into bars. May sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar after arranging on plate.

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