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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Betsy's Three Layer Lemon Bars

shortbread crust, tart lemon zest, sweet glaze
Betsy's Three Layer Lemon Bars
CRUST
1/2 c powdered sugar, 2 c flour, 2 sticks cold butter
Place in food processor and pulse until combined.
Press into greased 9x13. Bake 300 for 20 minutes.
FILLING
4 eggs, 4 T flour, 2 c sugar, zest from 2 lemons
4 T lemon juice, 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t lemon extract
Whisk together and pour over hot crust.
Bake 40-45 minutes until nicely brown and knife
comes out clean when tested in the center.
GLAZE
2/3 c powdered sugar, lemon juice
Whisk together. Should be thin enough to drizzle.
Spread over hot bars.
Cool completely before cutting.
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66 comments:

  1. I feel like I'm gaining weight just looking at them. Yum and lemony. such a delicious combo.

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  2. This is my most fav recipe ever...love it! :D

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  3. yum! did you just bake these? I'll be right over for a couple.
    Well, I wish anyway!

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  4. Please come, Rhonda. Bring some of that fresh milk with you! :)

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  5. Brian ~ lol....cyber dessert has no calories. Promise!

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  6. I would like to announce that lemon bars are my favorite dessert in the world. However, I never make them because I am the only one in the house who will eat them....and I'll end up eating the whole pan. These looks awesome and I have copied your recipe :)

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  7. These could be a lovely weekend treat. Thanks for posting!

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  8. Oh Betsy ~~ put on the tea kettle...I'm checking flights to see how fast I can be there for those flaky,yummy looking three layer lemon bars...

    Seriously, I love your recipes. I've had wonderful success with your recipes...they are the best! I will be trying these real soon.

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  9. uggg food once more
    Are you trying to make me avoid your shore
    I'll stick with my now 19 cans of pringles and that is it
    Anything else and my stomach will have a fit
    But I know you know how picky one can be
    As you have not one but three
    Ok really two
    But it didn't rhyme through and through
    Fresh milk too
    That's just ewwww
    Ok I have to leave now as my nose is starting to curl
    Call me when you go back to talking about your squirrel..LOL

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  10. Pat~

    you ate 11 cans of pringles in 48 hours!?
    Gosh, that's a lot to devour!
    But I know two of my boys could do that, too!
    Maybe they'd even eat twenty-two!

    As for me, I'd rather eat the whole pan of lemon bars
    But then I'd be as big as a car!

    lol...

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  11. OH, a slice of heaven!! I love lemon!

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  12. Whoops I meant 29
    You know carry the one and it will be all fine..lol

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  13. Pat~

    One is better than eleven
    You might be sick and gone to heaven
    Then on your tombstone we'd have to say
    He ate too many Pringles last Wednesday.
    lol

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  14. Your last bit of direction was to "Cool completely before cutting".
    That would be almost impossible for me!
    I'd probably end up with a numb tougue because I couldn't let it cool down enough.

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  15. Christine ~ haha...well, if you can't wait...then use a spoon since they will be gooey. Just eat straight fron the pan! ha.

    My tongue is half way to normal now! LOL...

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  16. DROOOOOOOOOL! Anything involving lemons, especially goodies like this :P

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  17. Subby ~ bring some of that lightning-strong coffee and I'll serve you up a lemon bar or two. :)

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  18. You're on, Betsy! Tho' you might have to water it down a bit, muwahahaha!

    Great. Now I'm cravin' lemons! Thanks.

    Guess I'll hit up the bakery after work :P

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  19. Subby ~ do you bake? Make these for your mom for Sunday. :)

    I can take the strong coffee. If you let me put creamer in it. ha.

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  20. I can bake, oh yeah ;) Unfortunately we're outta gas( and the toaster oven's a bit small for the batch I'd be makin'... )

    Next best thing...takin' her out to her fave restaurant :)

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  21. Aw..that's nice. She'll love that. That's better than doing dishes, too! Tell her happy mother's day from me, too!

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  22. Oh my gosh! I salivating! I love lemon and shortbread...and now you've come up with a recipe that combines them...I might have to cook this weekend.

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  23. Looks pretty on your blue plate - and sounds delish. I love lemon flavoured things.

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  24. Will do luv, thanks :)

    And really, I don't mind doin' the dishes...what?

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  25. Subby ~ you don't mind doing dishes? Whoa. You're only the second man I know like that. And no, unfortunately, I'm not married to the other one. ha.

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  26. Looks nearly too good to eat - but not quite!

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  27. Mouth-watering for sure! Beautiful photo - so glad you shared. I just made something very similar recently and need something for a bake sale next weekend. Will have to try your recipe - so glad you shared. Happy Mother's Day to one of the very best moms I know! *-*

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  28. That looks delicious. Now you need to share your secret of how you have time to "whip up" great looking desserts like that, and do everything else you seem to do. You are "one busy lady". Happy Mother's Day weekend. Mickie :)

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  29. My family LOVES lemon bars...thanks for the recipe!

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  30. The secret is that I get to ship all five men out the door each morning five days a week! :) I don't get anything done on the weekends! lol...

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  31. Betsy, LOL! I also do windows...sometimes ;)

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  32. Subs ~ how soon can you get here? :)

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  33. Lemon.....my favorite!! These bars look sooooo good!

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  34. Betsy, it might take me a while :P

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  35. That hits the spot!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  36. What a wonderful recipe...and I like how it's served on the most exquisite plate.

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  37. What a great idea to add a top layer to lemon bars. I usually use meyer lemons to cut the tartness, but this would be great for conventional lemons.

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  38. Visiting from Sweets for a Saturday! These lemon bars look so good--and easy to make. :)

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  39. Oh Betsy, they looks so good! I have some Meyer lemon juice I froze that would be perfect to use for this recipe!

    Happy Mother's Day this weekend!

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  40. Hi! Betsy...
    Your Three Layer Lemon Bars looks great...(I love Lemons)
    Thanks, for sharing the recipe!

    [Postscript:Betsy, you, and Pat Hatt's banter "crack-me up" in each and every WAY, but before I go let me SAY that I wish you and all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!]
    DeeDee ;-D

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  41. These look so yummy...a very light dessert. They would be delicious with my lemon zinger tea : )

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  42. These look really yummy! I love lemon desserts, especially in the spring and summer. :) Have a great weekend!

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  43. Saw this on Sweets for a Saturday - these look amazing!

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  44. Thank you so much for stopping by Concetta's Cafe today - I am following you now too! Your blog is wonderful and I have to tell you that your dessert looks heavenly! I love lemon so much and these bars look amazing!
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    Concetta

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  45. I have never tried lemon bars before. these look yummy.

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  46. I'm in for lemon anything! They look fantastic! Could I have a few to tide me over until I make my own?

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  47. Carol ~ of course! Have a few while I make coffee! :)

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  48. tdowning26 ~ they are very easy and one of our favorites! I hope you try them!

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  49. Yummy, such a delicious!

    Take care
    Marinela

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  50. Loks very tempting, Betsy. I think I will have a go at this LOL You may know I am not very good a culinary skills yet someone has asked me to write a humorous Brish cookbook ROFL. My first recipe which I will post soon is Eddie's Way to Prepare a Hard Boiled Egg. LOL. Steeprd in English History. I am sorry I have been away for ages.

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  51. This is not the place to visit o a diet. I love lemon bars. )-:

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  52. Thanks for visiting my site! I'm hardpressed to deny a lemon bar - looks like the perfect spring/summer recipe. Thank you!

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  53. I love lemon bars. They're so perfect for spring. I would love you to visit my linky party on A Well-Seasoned Life and post your recipe.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-3.html

    Kim

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  54. These look like they should be banned :) My husband's favourite thing in the world is lemon bars, I will definitely try these out! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  55. Awesome lemon bar recipe! Found you over at the Sweet Saturday hop and now following you! Hope you can stop by sometime! Happy Mother's Day!

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  56. I don't know if I commented the time before when I saw this but this looks wonderful.

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  57. Oh, yeah, these look excellent! I love the extra glaze...yummy!

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  58. YUM! These are making my mouth water!

    I would like to invite you to join in on "Made it on Monday"...a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com

    I hope you will join in on the fun.

    *Link ups are open every WED.-SAT.*

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  59. Those look like the most delicious lemon bars ever. I love the idea of a glaze instead of the usual powdered sugar. They made the hit list for last week's Sweets for a Saturday and will be featured on today's Sweets post. Good job!

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  60. I just made these and put them on my blog with a link back to yours - they were fantastic! I need to bake the crust a bit more and wait for the bars to cool before glazing (my glaze didn't look as good as yours) but I think this trumps my old lemon bar recipe. Thanks!

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