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Lemony Lemon Bars


—- The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


For the crust:

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


 For the filling:

  • 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides. Chill.                           yellow patent leather handbag from parentesiLEMON DRENCHED

Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.

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For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.

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Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

LEMON KISSES:  Lemon Kiss Pictures, Images and Photosxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Reply
    April 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    OOOOH, Gonna try them! I love that dress!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      April 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Irene, I Know. Me, too. So yellowy yummy! xx

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    April 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Ooh – my mum used to make this slice – delicious!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Cate, they are so delicously comforting…aren’t they? xx

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    April 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    This makes me smile. That is the intention I’m sure aside from providing the yummy recipe. I must try these. Thanks.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      April 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      there is something delightful about “LEMON.”
      I’ve always thought that.
      Like biting into childhood 🙂 xx

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    Lady Fi
    April 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    You had me at the lemon cake! Utterly delicious-looking!

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    April 6, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I love how you colour match! This is coming from a compulsive colour matcher too 😀

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      April 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

      Dear L.
      My blog want to be like your blog when it grows up xxxxxxx
      So inspiring. I love it!

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    April 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I love me some lemon bars. Yummy! A new to me recipe to try.
    Your pictures add fun and punch to the recipe.

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      kim sisto robinson
      April 6, 2011 at 5:45 am

      The photos add a bit of somethin’!
      …..I want me some of those lemon bars, too…. I shall
      make them on Sat! xxx

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    April 6, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Love those lemon bars——————- the yellow photos is breath of fresh air.
    Love you more than lemon bars

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    April 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Oh, My!

    Pardon me while I wipe away the bit of drool. These look heavenly! Lemon is my all time favorite for just about anything. Yours look so delicious. mmmm!

    Well, of course you should dress up in the bright sunny accessories. And my favorite flower, Tulips. Love it!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      April 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Barb, I know…
      lemon is like sun and spring wrapped all together.
      And it tastes soooooooooooo good xxxx

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    April 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    This post makes me crave summer:) Love you!

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    May 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

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