Lemon-Lime BarsPosted: June 30, 2008
Better Homes & Gardens, May 2008
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
4 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel, divided
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. finely shredded lime peel
2 Tbsp. sifted powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 13x9x2-inch pan with heavy foil; set aside.
2. For crust, in large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Beat in 2 cups of the flour until crumbly. Stir in 2 tsp. of the lemon peel. Evenly press on bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, for filling, in medium bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, remaining 1/2 cup flour, lemon juice, baking powder, and nutmeg. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in remaining lemon peel and the lime peel. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes more until edges are browned and center appears set. Remove to rack; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours.
4. To serve, sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar. Lift from pan using foil; cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Makes 16-20 bars.
Nutritional information (per bar): Cal 307, fat 10, sat fat 5, chol 100, sodium 96, carbs 52, fiber 0, protein 4.