Lemon-Lime Bars Recipe
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Lemon-Lime Bars Recipe

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I baked these bars for a luncheon on a hot summer day. A gentleman made his way to the kitchen to compliment the cook who made them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 88 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lime peel. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake 13-15 minutes or just until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour and baking powder. Gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Lime Bars in Country August/September 2004, p49

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I followed the recipe and concluded - either half the crust or double the filling. Had a nice flavour."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This recipe was okay. I used half lemon, half lime juice and doubled the filling the second time I made them. I agree with others that it needs more filling in proportion to the crust."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"This is now one of my favorite recipes. Will defenitly make it again, and again,"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"The crust was just as thick as the lemon layer. I personally prefer more filling."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I make this recipe all the time. It is very delicious, light and reminds us of lemon meringue pie, my husband favorite."

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