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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Citrus Bars

I happen to come across this recipe at a food.com. The recipe was posted by justmeterri, but I did modify the recipe just a bit. These citrus bars are very good. They had a nice lemony flavor to them.

Citrus Bars


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter

4 eggs, beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
confectioners' sugar (for sprinkling on top the bars)

To make the crust:
In a bowl combine together, the flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter; mix until mixture becomes crumbly and clings together. Press crust mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Place baking pan in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake the crust for about 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

To make the topping:
In another bowl beat together, the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, and lemon zest. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour and baking powder, mixing well. Pour topping mixture over the baked crust. Place pan in the oven, and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

When cool; sprinkle the bars with the confectioners' sugar, then cut them into bars. (I cut the bars while they were slightly warm, then sprinkled the bars with the confectioners' sugar.)

Yields: 24 bars


Anonymous said...

Oh, those look so good! Nothing says summer like a good ol' fashioned lemon bar.

How do you get it to where the powdered sugar doesn't melt on them? Seems like when I make them, add powdered sugar... warm or cold, it seems to disappear.

Domestic Goddess said...

Laura, when I topped the bars with the confectioners' sugar, it was probably about 20 minutes after I removed them from the oven. I was surprised the sugar was still adhered to the bars the day after, so I didn't have to add more. One can always sift more of the confectioners' sugar onto the bars when it starts to disappear.

Nordicblogger said...

They look so yummy!

Naiwen said...

I'd agree with it... nothing to diss about it... I love citrus & love its flavors & tangyness or zestyness.