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Lemon Bars

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

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I like to make these lemon bars for bake sales, potlucks, picnics and spring and summer celebrations. There is just something about the sweet-tart taste of lemon that really tickles the taste buds.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 36 servings


  • For the Crust:
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • For the Filling:
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add flour to mixture just until it comes together as a dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead a few times. Press into bottom and slightly up the sides of the prepared pan.

  3. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let crust cool on a wire rack.

  4. For the filling, beat eggs, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest together. Whisk in flour until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 30 minutes or until filling is set.

  5. Let lemon bars cool to room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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 3 out of 5
Good, Member swillis9

I added an egg yolk to crust and let the dough sit for about 15 min before going into oven. I was not able to let it wire rack cool so I am disappointed with the crust. The filling however is excellent. I am keeping the lemon filling as is and will continue to work on the crust.

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