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Lemon Bars


The sweetness of the powdered sugar goes perfectly with the tartness of the lemon in these buttery lemon bars.  I usually double the recipe and bake them in a 9×13-inch pan.  And I like to cut them into small squares because though the burst of lemon is refreshing, the bars are very rich.  

Lemon Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16+
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
Lemon Filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  1. Cream the flour, butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Spread the mixture into a greased 8x8-inch pan.
  3. Bake the crust for 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
Lemon Filling
  1. Mix the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, salt, baking powder and flour.
  2. Pour the lemon batter over the hot crust.
  3. Bake the bars for 20 minutes at 325 degrees until they are light golden brown.
  4. Let the bars cool and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
  5. {This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9x13-inch pan.}