SUNBURST LEMON BARS

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15 min Prep
2 hr 0 min Total
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36 Servings

Bake these lemony crowd-pleasers for your next gathering--even the simple glaze has a pleasing burst of citrus flavor.


Ingredient List
    Base
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
    Filling
  • Small check mark in a circle icon4 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup lemon juice
    Glaze
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat base ingredients on low speed until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl with wire whisk, lightly beat eggs. Beat in remaining filling ingredients except lemon juice until well blended. Beat in 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  3. Remove partially baked base from oven. Pour filling evenly over warm base.
  4. Return to oven; bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency until smooth. Spread glaze over cooled bars. Cut into bars.
Tips
  • One lemon yields about three tablespoons of juice, so buy two lemons to squeeze for this recipe.