Weight Watchers Lemon Bars (3 pts.)
Mindi with IsaveA2Z.com
of all purpose flour
of packed light brown sugar
of regular cold butter
cut into 1/2-inch pieces
of vanilla extract
of powdered sugar
divided in two
of fresh lemon juice
of lemon zest
optional - don't add for a less tart taste
Preheat the oven to 350.
To make the crust:
Mix the flour and brown sugar in a food processor until it is fully blended.
Add the butter pieces to the flour mixture and pulse the food processor until the butter is cut into tiny, pea-sized pieces and the dough looks lumpy.
Pour crust mixture evenly into an un-greased 9x13 baking dish. Press the crust down, with a spatula, to make it packed.
Bake crust in oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
While the crust is baking, make your lemon topping:
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs until they are well blended.
Add the vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar, then mix well.
Add the lemon juice and the rest of the powdered sugar. Mix until the powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add the lemon zest.
As soon as the crust is finished, take it out of the oven and reduce the temperature to 300.
pour your lemon topping over the hot crust and continue to bake for 30 minutes.
Cool and cut into 24 bars.
The crust HAS TO BE HOT when you pour the lemon topping on it. You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top as well, but that's optional.