Friday, August 13, 2010

Lemon Bars

I made these while in Atlanta. My cousin and his family were on their way down to Florida, and they stopped to visit my brother and his family while I was down there. We all had dinner at a great pizza place and then walked back to the apartment for dessert.

Lemon Bars

Ingredients for crust:
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter or margarine, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour

Ingredients for filling:
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
¼ cup flour
4 eggs
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I squeezed two lemons.)
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13 x 9 pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, blend butter, powdered sugar, and salt until smooth. Stir in flour until blended. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

For the filling, beat granulated sugar, flour, eggs, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour over crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until no imprint remains in filling when touched lightly. Remove from oven to a wire rack and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.


  1. I made the trifecta in errors making lemon bars from a recipe I had three weeks ago: I forgot that the butter softened was for both the crust and the filling so I put it all in the crust; I used granulated sugar instead of confectioners, and I used a slightly smaller pan---the result was bars that really didn't solidfy well in the middle, and super-dense not browned crust...not to appetizing to me, but my husband ate them anyway!

  2. These lemon bars were the best I've ever eaten. Your carrot cake was quite tasty too. I enjoyed your company and hope to see you soon! Thanks for the nice visit!

    -Student of Wisconsin Madison

  3. Thanks for the compliments!

    It was fun visiting with you. Study hard at school, but not too hard. ;)