Buttermilk Bars


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This recipe reminds me a bit of lemon bars, without the big lemon punch. It was sent to me recently by my grandma and caught my eye because I had buttermilk in the fridge that I needed to use!

crust ingredients.

  • 6 T. butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

filling ingredients.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 T. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 T. light corn syrup
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated lemon peel, if desired
  • Powdered sugar

crust directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add flour and salt; mix on low until blended. Spread evenly into the bottom of a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until crust is golden.

filling directions.

  1. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl at medium speed. Beat in butter, corn syrup, flour, buttermilk, vanilla and lemon peel until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until edges just begin to brown and filling is set.
  3. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into bars.

These bars are easy to make but somewhat lackluster in flavor, even when adding the lemon peel.

Recipe rating: 

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