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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars Recipe
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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars Recipe

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The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin Bernice, a farmer's wife famous for cooking up feasts. — Mildred Keller, Rockford, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups flour. Press onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, lemon juice and remaining flour until frothy; pour over hot crust.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lemon mixture is set and lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Bake-Sale Lemon Bars in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 77 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"I have used this recipe for years! Always turns out great and everyone loves them. I HIGHLY recommend using fresh lemon juice. It makes all the difference!"

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"SO SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS"

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"My granddaughter & I loved the taste & she took some to work & everyone raved about them & said I could bring more anytime."

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"Love , love these lemon bars taste is great my family loves them I will b making them again !!"

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"Made these for a golf cookout...used fresh squeezed juice, 1/3 C and grated peel from 2 lemons, as suggested by another reviewer. People were crazy about these! Now, they want them at the next cookout. Super easy and tasty recipe!"

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