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Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
2 cups flour
Filling:
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 eggs
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Additional confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil. Coat with nonstick cooking spray. To make crust, blend butter, sugar and salt until smooth. Stir in flour. Scrape into pan, pressing until level. Bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes or until golden. To make filling, beat sugar, flour, eggs and lemon juice until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until no imprint remains when lightly touched in center. Cool on rack. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Cut into squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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