Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Not Just Yet....

Summers not quite over. Not in my kitchen, it's not!! Although, is there really a season for yummy lemon bars?

Lemon Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.

Add in the lemon juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.

Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly colored on top. Cool in pan on wire rack. May be drizzled with a simple confectioners' sugar icing. Cut into large or small bars.


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Martha said...

Yum, thanks, Betty Sue, ooh, i cannot abbreviate that into B.S. because this is a B.S. Free Zone!!!
I heart Lemon Bars and always appreciate a new recipe.

Erin said...

Mmm, lemon bars are my husband's favorite. Yum!

Miss Daisy said...

Looks yummy and I can almost smell and taste them now!

Jo said...

Oh boy, now I want lemon bars!

blueviolet said...

Yours look so light and fluffy! I think it's the crust. The recipe I've been using has a bit too crusty of a crust. These look splendid!

I see I've got the goods! You are just too kind. I feel it's YOU that has the goods. I heart you miss Betty Sue.