Limoncello Lemon Bars

Tart and tangy lemon bars are given a grown-up taste courtesy of Limoncello.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 25

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar plus additional as desired for sprinkling
1
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
cup Limoncello
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
eggs

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar with spoon. Press in ungreased 8- or 9-inch square pan, building up 1/2-inch edges.
  • 3 Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except additional powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows.

Expert Tips

Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Serve with fresh blueberries or raspberries.