I baked these bars for a luncheon, and a gentleman made his way to the kitchen to share his appreciation with the cook who made them.
PREP: 20 MIN. BAKE: 20 MIN. + COOLING MAKES: 4 DOZEN
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. grated lime peel
13/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 large eggs
11/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in lime peel. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake just until edges are lightly browned, 13-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour and baking powder. Gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust.
4. Bake until light golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. PER BAR 88 cal., 4g fat (2g sat. fat), 28mg chol., 60mg sod., 12g carb. (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g pro.