Citrus Bars (From My Great Recipe Cards)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

These melt-in-your-mouth citrus bars are perfect for morning coffees or pot-luck meals when just a small taste of something rich and tart is desired. These bars are easy to pack in a lunch box for an added treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 2 cups flour and powdered sugar. Cut in butter until mixture begins to cling together. Press into a 9 by 13 inch pan.
  2. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Beat together the eggs, sugar, lemon and orange juice, and lemon peel.
  4. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder, mixing together.
  5. Pour over baked crust.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  7. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into small bars.
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5 5

These bars were very good! They had a nice lemony flavor to them. When making the crust, I accidentally added the 1/4 cup of the flour to the bottom crust, which gave these bars a slightly thick crust, so I had to use another 1/4 cup of flour when making the filling/topping. When making the filling/topping, I added the zest from 5 lemons, which was a bit more than 1 tsp. When the bars were still a bit warm, I sifted on the powdered sugar, which held nicely to the bars, as seen in the photos, plus I cut the bars when they were a bit warm as well, and the bars cut nicely. I got 24 bars from this recipe. Terri, thank you for these scrumptious, "melt in your mouth" citrus bar recipe, as they were very good!