Last year my mom found a recipe for lemon bars in her People magazine (May 14, 2012 issue of People). The recipe was supplied by none other than news anchor Katie Couric formerly of the Today Show and CBS Evening news.
|Katie Couric's lemon bars from People magazine|
|Lemon Bars fresh out of the oven!|
|Cut the lemon bars into squares|
Katie Couric's Lemon Bars RecipePeople Magazine, May 14, 2014
Makes 24 lemon squares
Ingredients2 cups sugar
½ cup confectioners' [or powdered] sugar
2 cups plus another 6 tablespoons of flour, divided
1 cup room temperature butter, sliced into 8 pieces
6 tablespoons lemon juice [adjust this accordingly to control the level of lemonyness you want your bars to have]
pinch of salt
Instructions1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.
2. In a food processor, blend confectioners' sugar, 2 cups flour and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Press into pan and bake for 20 mins.
3. Meanwhile, beat eggs, 2 cups sugar, 6 tablespoons flour, and lemon juice until well combined. Stir in lemon zest. Pour on top of hot crust and bake for an additional 25 mins.
4. Let it cool and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.