Monday, January 14, 2013

Lemon Bars

Yum
 I adore lemons so I always buy a big bag of them when I go to Costco.  Then I come home and scratch my head about what to do with them all.  So, what do you do when you have too many lemons? Bake some Lemon Bars. :)   I found this very easy recipe on Kraft.com for Lemon Bars.  My family really enjoyed them and I could not asked for a better use of my lemons.

 Ingredients:
 For Crust:
20 wafer cookies crushed
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cold margarine

Filling:
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs lemon zest
1/4  cup fresh lemon juice
1/4tsp baking powder

Garnish
1-2 Tbs powdered sugar
1 Tbs lemon zest

Recipe from Kraft.com


Directions:

For easy mixing, place cookies, brown sugar and flour into food processor. Blend until sand like consistency.  Then add cold margarine (cut into pieces) and plus food processor until it forms a crumbled consistency.  Either spray or line 8-inch square pan with foil. Press crust ingredients into prepared baking dish and press down into a well packed even layer.  Bake for  15 minutes in 350 degree oven.

 
To prepare the filling place the granulated sugar and cream cheese into food processor and blend until well combined and smooth.  Then add eggs, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and baking powder.  Blend until smooth.  Pour filling over pre-baked crust.   Then bake in oven for 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining zest before serving. Enjoy.





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19 comments:

  1. I'm all about lemony desserts and these bars look perfect!

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  2. Love these colourful lemon bars,,,,will try these

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  3. Mouth watering bars !!!!!!!!! Nice clicks.

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  4. First time here Happy to follow u

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  5. Waiting for them to cool completely would be the hardest part. They look yummy!

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  6. Great & gorgeous looking recipe...

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  7. I love lemon anything! These bars look amazing!!

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  8. I'll have to make these for my mom. . .lemon bars are her favorite and these look wonderful!

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  9. I've made lemon bars once before and I'm not sure if I baked it wrong or got the recipe all mixed up...it din't taste so good to me. And I've never really tasted a good lemon bar before, so I'll never know if what I made was the real deal :-)
    I love your pics and that cake stand is to die for :-)

    Regards,
    manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  10. These are beautiful! I love lemon bars! Well done, Ramona!

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  11. Oh, yummy! Love the cream cheese in these lemon bars...hubby would be happy to come home to a batch of these :)

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  12. These remind me of summer. Beautiful! Costco is one of my favorite trips to make. Always interesting things to find.

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  13. What beautifully summery and delicious tangy bars :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. We love lemon bars so I can't wait to make these. How much lemon juice? It just says "1/4." Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the information that I missed my quantity for the lemon juice, I corrected it. It's a 1/4 cup. :) Hope you enjoy the recipe. :)

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  15. Lemon Bars are awesommeee and I love how bright and yellow yours are :D Do you know they have Lemon Bar Dessert gum now?! I mean it's not as good as these are I'm sure, but it helped just a tiny bit with the craving your post inspired. ;)

    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

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  16. I love lemon desserts, too! I actually just bought a new cookbook of all lemon desserts! While I like lemon bars...I really love these which have cream cheese added to them. And I can't wait to try these! (LOVE your cake stand!)

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  17. oh great! And here I've sworn off sweets for the month of January! Well, there's always February. :) There look DELicious!

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