Pink Lemonade Bars

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Pink Lemonade Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Pretty in pink lemon squares are a sweet-tart addition to any dessert table. When I make these at home, they're devoured in no time and everyone always wants the recipe. These are great sellers at bake sales, as well.

What you'll need

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • Several drops of red food coloring
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Yields 24 bars

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment or waxed paper.

  2. Cream together butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Stir flour and salt together and add to butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.

  3. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Reduce oven heat to 325° F.

  4. Blend eggs and remaining sugar until lemon-yellow and smooth. Add lemon juice, zest and food coloring until the color of pink lemonade. Add flour slowly, stirring constantnly so lumps do not form.

  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until firm. To check for firmness, give the pan a small shake -- if there is lttle movement in the center of the filling, it's done.

  6. Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar before cutting.

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