This is a great Winter sweet. I am always thinking about lemons and limes during the winter season. Both are freshest in the Winter, full of Vitamin C and taste so comforting with a hot cup of coffee or mint tea!
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cups) cold butter cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
7 eggs at room temperature
2 1/3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice or lemon juice from a bottle
1 cup flour
Preheat your oven to 350
Place butter first then the rest of the crust ingredients into a food processor and blend until crumbly.
Of course, you can use two butter knives, or a pastry cutter in place of a food processor.
Place into a 13x9 inch pan.
Press out evenly with a flat spatula.
Place into your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
While your crust is cooking prepare the lemon layer.
Whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.
Pour the lemon layer onto the hot crust.