County Fair First Prize Blue Ribbon Lemon Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

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


  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

5 5

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 :-)

5 5

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

4 5

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