Vavo:s Lidia LEMON BARS

Vavo:s Lidia Lemon Bars Recipe

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maria maxey


MY mother use to make this lemon bars and cakes,for the holidays and family gathering. ONE of many memories that i have of mom. I;M so grateful for my mother and very proud of her raising 12 children.To my beautiful mom Lidia.(And DAD R.I.P AND how dad loved the holidays with all of his kids,and all these grandchildren.NOW hes watching us all from heaven.


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about 3 dozens.
15 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    plus 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    plus 1tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 c
    cold butter cut into small pieces.
  • 2 large
  • 3 large
  • 1 c
    splendor (or granulated sudar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    you can also use finely chopped almonds or even pistachios.

How to Make Vavo:s Lidia LEMON BARS


  1. Preheat oven to 350*

    LINE 13"by 9" metal baking pan with foil.
    EXTENDING foil over short ends' lightly grease foil.
  2. IN medium bowl' combine 1 1/2cups of flour and 1/2cup of confectioners sugar.
    WITH pastry blender (OR 2 knifes) used scissor-fashion, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. SPRINKLE dough evenly into prepare pan.
    With floured hand, pat dough firmly into bottom.

    Bake15 to 17 minutes, until lightly browned.
  4. MEANWHILE, from lemons , grate 1 tablespoon peel and squeeze 1/3 cup juice.

    IN large bowl,with mixer at high speed, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored, about 3 minutes.
    REDUCE speed to low;add lemon peel and juice,splendor or fine sugar,baking power, salt and the remaining 3 tablespoons of flour and beat until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. POUR lemon filling over warm crust and bake it for 15 minutes or until filling is just set and golden around edges.TRANSFER pan to wire wrack. SIFT remaining 1 Tablespoon of confectioners sugar over warm filling,and scatter nuts over.

    COOL completely in pan on wire wrack.
  6. WHEN COOL,Transfer with foil to cutting board.
    CUT into diamonds or bars shape.


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