Easy Peasy Lemon Bars

This past weekend, my future m-i-l and s-i-l and I took a trip to Tampa for my bridal shower thrown by my mom and sister. It was a wonderful day and I can't wait to share all the details with you tomorrow!

In the meantime, I made these bars last week & thought you would enjoy some good bye summer easy peasy lemon bars from my BHG Cookbook!

 Are you ready for the best part??? Only 114 calories per bar.

Easy Peasy Lemon Bars:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup buter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Tbs all purpose flour
2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9 pan.
2. In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.
4.  Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, granulated sugar, the 3 Tbs flour, the lemon peel, lemon juice, and milk.
5. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
6. Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift powdered sugar over tops.


Freezer Tip: To freeze, use a large tupperware and parchment paper. I layer the bars one after another with the parchment paper dividing them. I then wrap the top of the tupperware with saran wrap, aluminum foil and then closed it with the lid.

I was so surprised with how fresh they tasted a few days later! I actually liked them better than the first day because of how cold they got!
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