The 3rd and last course of a traditional 3-course tea party consists of Desserts – my favorite! Lemon Bars are great for a tea party – they’re so colorful and yummy and you can cut them to any size you like. Perfect for adult or kids tea parties. Click here to see other tea party recipes.
1 c. butter, chilled
2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powdered
1/4 c. flour
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350F with rack in middle position. Grease a 9×13 pan.
Cut each stick of butter into 8 pieces. Pulse in the food processor with the flour and powdered sugar until it looks like coarse cornmeal. Spread it out into greased pan and pat it down with your hands.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden around the edges. Remove from oven.
Mix eggs with sugar. Add lemon juice and zest. Mix in salt and baking powder. Then add flour and mix thoroughly.
Pour this mixture on top of the baked crust and put back into oven. Bake at 350F for another 30-35 minutes. Then remove from oven and sprinkler on additional powdered sugar.
Let cool thoroughly and cut into 2″ squares.
Makes about 20 bars
Note: Can be cooked ahead of time and frozen before cutting and serving.