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Lemon Bars

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (2 Sticks)
  Eggs 4
  Sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce (1 1/4 Cups From 1 Can)
  Lemon juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Yellow food coloring 4 Drop
  Grated lemon peel 1 Tablespoon

COMBINE flour and sugar in medium bowl.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.
Press lightly onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Bake in preheated 350° F. oven for 20 minutes.
FOR FILLING:BEAT eggs and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl until fluffy.
Beat in lemon juice, flour, baking powder, salt and food coloring just until blended.
Fold in lemon peel; pour over the crust.BAKE in 350° F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and crust is brown.
Cool in pan on wire rack; chill for about 2 hours.
Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
Cut into bars or, for round shapes, use biscuit or cookie cutter.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4438 Calories from Fat 2109

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 240 g368.5%

Saturated Fat 144 g719.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1464.6 mg488.2%

Sodium 1695.8 mg70.7%

Total Carbohydrates 500 g166.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.4 g37.6%

Sugars 283.3 g

Protein 87 g173.4%

Vitamin A 153.9% Vitamin C 174.1%

Calcium 172.7% Iron 97.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Lemon Bars Recipe