Katie Couric's Lemon Bars

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by pamela t.

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!

Top Review by Megan B.

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

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.

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