Monday, October 12, 2009

Wendy's Lemon Bars

OK, I admit it.  This isn't a freezer recipe, but it is a FABULOUS, inexpensive, quick, easy dessert and since the holiday food season is imminent, I thought I'd post this one.  You probably have most of these ingredients on hand, so it is a great recipe to use when you're in a pinch.  Thanks to my good friend, Wendy J., for sending it to share!!

Wendy's Lemon Bars
Crust:
3/4 c softened butter or margarine
1 1/2 c flour
1/3 c powdered sugar
Mix with a fork, press into pan and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Filling:
3 eggs
4 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c lemon juice
Mix together well, pour over hot crust, bake at 350 for 15-30 minutes, or until lightly brown on top.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar when its done baking.

Note: Wendy uses a 8x11 size pan.  We've made it in a 9x9 and it works fine, just takes a little longer to bake.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Mmmmm, I have been getting produce from a food salvage place in my community, and came upon a surplus of lemons. So, I had a bake-off: this recipe against my standby for lemon bars in Betty Crocker cookbook. By far, this one won. As thanks, here is another favorite lemon recipe... Backyard Lemonade.

Boil 1 3/4 cup sugar with 1 cup water until sugar dissolves. Cool. Add 2 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 7 cups water. Stir, chill, and enjoy over ice.