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Brenda's Lemon Bars Recipe

"I love to bake, and these lemon bars rank among my most-often requested recipes," Brenda says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and remaining flour until frothy. Pour over warm crust.
  • 4. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 5. Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 199 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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