Lemon Bars

Mary Ann Naranjo A Pineywoods Home Health Care, Inc.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind
1⁄4 cup plus 2Tbsp.lemon juice
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
Garnish: fresh raspberries

Combine first 4 ingredients; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Pat mixture into a greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until golden. Combine 2 cups granulated sugar and cornstarch. Add eggs and next 3 ingredients; beat well. Pour mixture over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Chill well. Dust top of bars with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Garnish if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.

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