Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

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Classic Lemon Bars Recipe
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Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

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MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar; gradually add the flour. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder until frothy. Pour over warm crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Classic Lemon Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 250 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Confectioners' sugar
  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar; gradually add the flour. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder until frothy. Pour over warm crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Classic Lemon Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p7

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 248790
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"This has been one of my favorite type of bar desserts for awhile. I wasn't happy with my current recipe so I gave this one a try. It turned out great. I did add some lime powder to the filling ingredients and it had a good tartness to it. I haven't tried it with just the lemon juice yet."

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msgiggie User ID: 8301627 223223
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

"WHERE is the ONE STAR review?? VERY POOR reporting!!"

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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 219898
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"Simple but could have used more zip."

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looonylu User ID: 7627627 41460
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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Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 205480
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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BNelsonAK User ID: 2539388 138356
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Yum!!!!"

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hcdearmore User ID: 1889567 205479
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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tracey4 User ID: 2406715 134198
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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tracey4 User ID: 2406715 50500
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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Aveena User ID: 4562269 91456
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I made this recipe again in order to cook the crust evenly and do it right! This time I substituted the sugar in the crust for powdered sugar and I added 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice into the filling. Great flavor! Not too tart and not too sweet!"

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