Katie Couric's Lemon Bars

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I tore this recipe out of People magazine in the May 14, 2012 edition. Katie Couric says this recipe is a tradition and the perfect treat for Mother's Day. They are a little cakey on the bottom and then gooey like a delicious lemon pie and tart like lemon drop candies. I used cake flour and got great results. You can use all purpose flour as well. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease a 13"x9" baking pan; set aside.
  3. In a food processor, blend confectioners' sugar, 2 cups flour and salt.
  4. Add butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Press into baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Meanwhile beat the eggs, 2 cups sugar, 6 teaspoons flour and lemon juice until well combined.
  8. Stir in lemon rind.
  9. Pour this mixture on top of baked mixture; bake an additional 25 minutes.
  10. Cool completely and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar.
  11. Cut into squares.


Most Helpful

Delicious bars but confusing. Is it 6 tsp or 6 Tbs?

Megan B. September 06, 2015

These were so good. I made them for a quick afternoon snack, and we really enjoyed them with a pot of fresh brewed hot coffee. For the lemon juice, I used fresh squeezed which was a really good choice because the lemon bars had such a zesty lemon touch. Very delicious recipe, westtextazzy. Made for 2013 Football Pool week 2.

NorthwestGal September 26, 2013

Made as written for your Wk 2 Football Pool win for a family dinner last nite, these lemon bars really are delicious as you advertised. They were more popular w/the adults & the kids not surprisingly favored the gooey chocolate dessert. I suggest buttering the baking pan liberally (vs lightly) & use extra care to spread the dough on the bottom layer well into the corners. My corner pieces stuck to the baking pan & were a bit hard to cut & serve, but the others were fine. My DH was up during the night having 1 of these lovely lemon treats. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us & CONGRATS on your Football Pool win.

twissis September 22, 2013

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