Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mmmm Lazy Lemon Bars

I'm a pretty lazy cook.  If I can do it more easily, I'll do it.  And this is really easy.  It's from the "Smitten Kitchen" cookbook.

Whole Lemon Bars


1 c flour
1/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, cut into chunks


1 small to medium size lemon
1 1/3 c sugar
1 stick butter, cut into chunks
4 eggs
2 Tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Line pan with parchment, butter the parchment well.  

Mix flour, sugar, and salt in the food process.  Add the butter and process until it's the texture of crumbs that hold together when pressed.  Press the crust into the pan and prick with fork.  Bake approx 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Cut the lemon into slices 1/4" thick.  Remove the seeds.  If the rind is less than 1/4" thick, use the entire rind.  If it's 1/4" or more, remove the pith from half of the lemon although it's nice to keep the zest.   Put the lemon slices and the sugar into the food processor and puree until it's smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Pour the filling over the hot crust.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until the filling is set and the top is lightly browned.

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