Lemon Remix Bars

by Megan on January 28, 2010

I’m not a rule follower. Betty Crocker says to allow these to cool for a whole hour after baking. I ate one 15 minutes into that hour, and I don’t even care.

Take that, Betty.

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These guys are 2/3 lemon + 1/3 orange, and rumor has it they can convert even the lemon bar haters out there.

Jacob went from a hater to a participator. Believe it.

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Lemon Remix Bars
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

crust –

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar + more for sprinkling

lemon –

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 t lemon zest
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 eggs

{remix} orange –

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 t orange zest
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make crust. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, butter and powdered sugar until combined. Press evenly into an un-greased 8-inch square pan, and 1/2 inch up the side of the pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix up the lemon ingredients with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). In another bowl mix up the orange ingredients until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  4. Pour the lemon ingredients over the hot crust, then pour the orange ingredients over the lemon ingredients. Twirl the two flavors into each other with a fork. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when you gently press in the center. (If the center bubbles up while baking poke with a toothpick and it’ll settle.)
  5. Cool completely (for about an hour). Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into squares and eat!

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