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Brenda’s Lemon Bars

"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
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and remaining flour until frothy. Pour over warm crust.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 199 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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