County Fair First Prize Blue Ribbon Lemon Bars

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Melt in your mouth Blue Ribbon winners ! I make these at Least once a month.

Directions

  1. First Make the Base:.
  2. 2 cups flour.
  3. ¼ cup sugar.
  4. 1 cup butter softened.
  5. Preheat Oven to 350.
  6. Cut ingredients together in a large bowl.
  7. Pat crust into 13 X 9 inch baking dish.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Then:.
  10. Make the Topping :.
  11. 2 cups sugar.
  12. 1 tsp baking powder.
  13. ¼ cup flour.
  14. 3 eggs.
  15. 2/3 cup lemon juice.
  16. Grated rind of 2 lemons.
  17. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and pour over crust. Bake another 20 minutes.
  18. Cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares.
Most Helpful

This is an incredible recipe! I can see how it achieved a blue ribbon! The flavor is amazing. My husband found it a bit sweet, but I found it perfect. He needs all the sweet he can get! Enjoy these! They are a PERFECT dessert for a summer picnic! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! XO LA :-)

L.A. Stewart July 23, 2010

These bars were incredible! They melt in your mouth and have just the right amount of lemon flavor. Fabulous dessert!

LaurelAnn September 27, 2009

Let me start by saying, I don't know anything about cooking or baking. I need my hand held.<br/><br/>I used unsalted butter and "cut" the crust ingredients with a fork. I wasn't sure how fine this mix was supposed to be but mixed until it was smaller than pea size for the most part. It seemed a bit dry but I dumped it in the pan and pressed it firm, making it quite dense. <br/><br/>Baked at 350 for 15 mins. it seemed to have puffed up a little bit. Crust is thick. Mix up top ingredients, again, with a fork (...thrilled to find there is a micro-planer in the house!I learned about zesting today, too. What a day!) Poured on, left lots of bubbles on top. Looks cute. Seems like it barely covers the crust. <br/><br/>Back in oven for 20 mins. Seems quite 'unset', contemplate leaving in another 5 min but after checking aother recipe, it claimed it would set, so I pulled them out. <br/><br/>Maybe I should have put them in the refrigerator to chill as opposed to cool, which I did on the counter. <br/><br/>At the end I found I had no powdered sugar so I made some in the vitamixer then used a wire strainer to sprinkle it over the top. Another kitchen lesson. Thank you, internet.<br/><br/>After cooling at room temp for several hours the lemon didn't set firm. Again I will mention, I need my hand held. Maybe chilling would make the difference. It turned out more lemon crumble than lemon bars but nonetheless everyone thought it was delicious. <br/><br/>C+ for execution<br/>A for effort and taste

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