Shortbread Lemon Bars
Contributed by Diane S.

Recipe By     : Taste of Home - Jan/00
Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Christmas                        Cookies

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
     1/2  cup           confectioner's sugar
   1      teaspoon      grated lemon peel
   1      teaspoon      grated orange peel
     3/4  cup           cold butter or margarine
   4                    eggs
   2      cups          sugar
     1/3  cup           lemon juice
     1/4  cup           all-purpose flour
   2      teaspoons     grated lemon peel
   2      teaspoons     grated orange peel
   1      teaspoon      baking powder
   2      cups          sour cream (16 oz)
     1/3  cup           sugar
     1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract

In a food processor, combine flour, confectioners' sugar and lemon and
orange peel.  Cut in butter until crumbly; process until mixture forms a
ball.  Pat into a greased 13-in x 9-in x 2in baking pan.  Bake at 350
degrees for 12-14 minutes or until set and the edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the filling ingredients; mix well.
Pour over hot crust.  Bake for 14-16 minutes or until set and lightly
browned.  Meanwhile in a bowl, combine topping ingredients.  Spread over
filling.  Bake 7-9 minutes longer or until topping is set.  Cool on wire
rack.  Refrigerate overnight.  Cut into bars just before serving.  Yield: 3

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NOTES : These special lemon bars have a yummy shortbread crust and a
refreshing flavor.  I am never afraid to make this dessert for guests since
I know it will be a hit.  By Margaret Peterson, Forest City; Iowa
September 98 Recipes