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                        Vincent Loves 'Em Lemon Bars
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Shortbread crust:
    1 1/4  Cups          Flour
      1/3  Cup           powdered sugar
   10      Tbls          cold unsalted butter
                         (Cut Into Small Bits
                         Filling:
    1 1/2  Cups          sugar
      1/4  Cup           flour
    4      Large         eggs
                         Finely Grated Zest Of 2 Lemons
      1/3  Cup           fresh lemon juice
                         Decoration:
    2                    to 3 TBLS sifted powdered
                         sugar
 
     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 8 x 12 shallow flat
 baking pan.   To prepare shortbread, sift flour
 and powdered sugar into a medium bowl.  Sprinkle butter pieces over flour
 mixture. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until flour
 mixture resembles a fine meal. Add 2 TBLS cold water and toss with a fork
 until mixture begins to hold together. Turn dough into a prepared baking
 pan, with a wooden spoon press dough out towards the edges to form a
 smooth, uniformly thick layer. Place in the center
 of the oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until just beginning to color
 at the edges.   Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Combine the sugar and flour
 in a small deep bowl. Add eggs and beat with a fork until frothy. Add lemon
 juice and lemon zest and beat until smooth. Remove shortbread from
 the oven and let stand for about 5 minutes. Pour filling evenly over the
 shortbread and return pan to oven. Bake for 21 to 23 minutes until filling
 appears set when lightly touched and edges are beginning to color. Remove
 pan and place on a wire rack to cool. When cool sift the 2-3 TBLS of
 powdered sugar lightly over the top. My son Vincent loves these. They are
 delicious! FROM:    JULIE ETHIER   (GAFW06A)
 
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