Lemon Bars

Submitted by: Alicia Fraser
Adjust the wonderfully bright citrus zing of these lemon bars by adding or subtracting a Tablespoon of lemon juice or te amount of lemon zest.

Serves: 25-30
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Preparation time:
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Dietary guidance: v n 

Tags: dessert · lemon · lemonbar ·


2 cups flour
1 cup melted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar

4 well-beaten eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups sugar
9 tablespoons lemon juice
Zest of one of the lemons (more if you wish)
4 tablespoons flour


1 Mix crust ingredients together.

2 Pat mixture into a 9x13-inch pan.

3 Bake 20 minutes at 350°F.

4 While crust is baking, combine these filling ingredients first: beaten eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.

5 Gradually add flour and baking powder to the mixture.

6 Mix well until "frothy".

7 Immediately after taking crust out of oven, pour in filling.

8 Bake 20-25 minutes at 350°F

9 Tip: Watch filling at 20 minutes ? it should turn a little brown spotted on top, but not a lot.

10 Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool (if you so wish).


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