Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars are something I remember as being a "grown-up" dessert when I was a kid.  My mom would make them occasionally and I don't remember particularly liking them.  Funny how as you grow up so does your taste.  Now that I'm an adult I love lemon desserts - and lemon bars are at the top of the list!

Lemon Bars
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 TBSP Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup butter
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (or bottled is fine too)
1/4 cup heavy cream, half and half, or milk
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 cake pan with foil, leaving two ends long.  Spray the foil with non-stick spray. Combine flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Using a pastry blender blend in the butter until is resembles coarse crumbs.  Press mixture into the bottom of you pan.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden.
With a hand or stand mixer mix the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and cream until well combined.  Pour over hot crust and return to oven for 18-20 minutes.  Let completely cool on wire rack.  Once cooled lift the entire thing out of the pan using the long ends of the foil as handles.  Cut into squares, sprinkle with powdered sugar and refrigerate in a covered container.

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