Luscious Lemon Bars

Teresa Terrell


This make approx 2 dozen. This is better when you use fresh squeezed lemon juice. Your patience will be rewarded.

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20 Min


50 Min


2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 c
cold butter, cut into pieces
4 large
2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
lemon zest
1/3 c
fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp
baking powder
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil or parchment paper, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.
Stir together 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degree for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a large bowl until smooth; whisk in granulated sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir together baking powder and remaining 1/4 cup flour; whisk into egg mixture. Pour mixture over hot baked crust.
Bake at 350 degree for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Lift from pan, using foil sides as handles. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Remove foil, and cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy