Zesty Fresh Lemon Nut Bars
Preparation: 15 min.
Cooking: 35 min.
Total: 50 min.
- 1/2 Cup unsalted butter , softened
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1 lemons , juiced, peel grated
- 1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 Cup brown sugar, packed firmly
- 1 Cup walnuts , finely chopped
- 2 eggs , slightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 ℉. To make crust, cream together 1/2 whole cup unsalted butter butter, sugar and half of lemon peel. Gradually stir in 1.25 whole cup all purpose flour flour to form a soft crumbly dough. Press evenly into bottom of 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, to prepare filling, combine brown sugar, walnuts, eggs, baking powder, remaining flour and half of lemon peel in a bowl. Spread over baked crust. Bake 20 minutes longer. For glaze, gradually blend a small amount of powdered sugar into 1 whole Tbsp unsalted butter butter. Add 2 whole Tbsp lemon juice and remaining powdered sugar. Stir to blend well. Spread thinly on bars while they are still hot. Cool and cut into squares.