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These bright and pretty bars reflect the gorgeous sunny days that have been a beautiful reprieve from the chilly winter.


3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 eggs
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350F.
Place flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, pine nuts and salt in a food processor, pulse to combine. Add butter and oil, pulse several times until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray, press into bottom of pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 325F.
Combine sugar, flour, lemon rind and juice and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Bake for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, August 2012
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