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Classic Lemon Bars Recipe
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Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

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These bars are simple enough for no-fuss dinners yet elegant enough for special celebrations. Regardless of when you serve them, I'm sure they'll be a hit at your home.—Melissa Mosness, Loveland, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 250 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; gradually beat in flour until blended.
  2. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, lemon juice, flour and baking powder until frothy. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until set and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Classic Lemon Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 250 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Classic Lemon Bars

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"This is the same recipe that I had as a kid. It came out of the Charlie Brown cookbook that I bought in elementary school. But you have to double the lemon juice."

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"I have this exact recipe and I don't know where I got it from but I have been making them for years now. I always use more lemon juice than it calls for. Turns out good each time I make them."

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Yum!!!!"

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Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"Although this is really tasty, it doesn't really taste "lemony." I think the addition of some lemon peel would help with that. Otherwise very good!"

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"I've made these bars several times and they have received rave reviews for their great flavor. Not too tart or too sweet."

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