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Decadent Lemon Bars

16 bars


1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons Clabber Girl Corn Starch
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
Powdered sugar


In a medium bowl beat margarine with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat in the 1 cup flour till mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press mixture into an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the same bowl beat eggs on medium speed just till foamy. Add remaining sugar, Clabber Girl Cornstarch, lemon juice, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Beat on medium speed about 3 minutes or till slightly thickened. Stir in peel. Pour over baked crust.

Bake in the 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till lightly golden around edges and center is set. Cool in pan on a rack. Sift powdered sugar over top. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Makes 16.