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This dessert is a delightful recipe from my mother's file. I've been serving it for many years. The lemon bars have a wonderful tangy flavor, and they're always a hit. The color and shape make them a nice addition to a platter of cookies. —Etta Soucy, Mesa, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

263 calories: 1 each, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar. Pat into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat eggs. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over the crust. Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Bars in Reminisce May/June 1996, p49

Sweet White Wine

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


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Psalm127-3
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"we get home from vaca in a few days-this'll be made quickly"

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Nycdee
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"I followed the recipe exactly. I like the filling but the crust was too sweet. I love sweets but this was too much. I ruined it when I tried getting it out of the pan, definitely needs greasing or parchment paper. I will make it again but with less sugar"

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Laurie73
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"Absolutely delicious but I added 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the mix!!"

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Orbs
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"Delicious! Thank you, Etta for sharing this recipe. I made these for my Mom so she could freeze them and have them on hand for company."

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missdc
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"These are delicious as written but for a little extra taste add 1/4 cp. chopped walnuts to the crust....makes a big difference in taste and crunchiness. I also add one teaspoon of lemon extract to the filling. Will make often."

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CocineraH
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I really like this recipe, and I love the low calorie count! I do add more fresh lemon juice - about 4 Tbsp usually, because as written, the lemon flavor isn't strong enough."

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ChocolateCroissant
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"Delicious and very easy to make! I'd make it every month of I could!"

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Lily380
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Light dessert. Very good!!"

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Robwalk1
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Best thing I have eaten, and so easy to make! I made the crust in my food processor,

and poured it into my 8 x 8..and pressed it down, and it worked great.."

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Catbird513
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"My husband and I love lemon. We tried these lemon bars and thoroughly enjoyed them. They hold together well and are good warm or cold. The only thing I did different was, I did not put the confectioner's sugar on the top. Definitely a crowd pleaser and a very refreshing dessert."

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