nan's lemon bars

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By Nan Olk
from Pt Orchard, WA

This is a combo of a couple recipes, with additions & changes I made to make them my own. This is more of a "hearty" bar, NOT a light flaky type of lemon bar. My adult sons & hubby prefer it over the other type of lemon bars.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 24 - 32 depending on how large of pieces you prefer to serve
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nan's lemon bars

  • 2c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1c
  • 1/2c
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    lemon juice
  • 4 lg
  • 1/2c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

How To Make nan's lemon bars

  • 1
    CRUST: flour, butter, sugar & cream cheese - Mix well; can use mixer or pastry blender for easier handling, but I use a fork. As combining the dough, scrape edges to combine well.When mixed well,gather together.
  • 2
    Press dough into 9 X 13 greased pan
  • 3
    Bake @ 350 degrees 15 - 20 min When crust is golden, remove from oven & pour lemon topping on it, while crust is still hot.
  • 4
    While crust bakes, prepare the lemon topping. Combine eggs & lemon juice; whipping until frothy. Add dry ingedience & mix well, scraping edges as combining. When crust is golden, remove from oven & pour lemon topping over crust.
  • 5
    Put back into 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. It may not look "set" completely, but will set up as it cools. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Some folks like it thick, while others prefer a slight sprinkling of powdered sugar-enjoy it YOUR way!