Recipe by Alan in SW Florida
One of those old-fashioned treats that brings back wonderful childhood memories.
Top Review by Burned Toast
Thank you for sharing this classic recipe for lemon bars. I made these last month, and they were wonderful! I followed the recipe as shown, and it was very simple. The crust baked perfectly in the time shown, and the lemon bars were also set in the time shown. It is rare to find a recipe posted on this site that has the right time amounts showing! The taste of these was superb. They were not too tart. They were more on the "custard" side, but they still tasted like lemon. The crust was firm - never soggy - and not too sweet. It complemented the tart filling perfectly. The bars held up for several days without tasting old or stale. When the dessert was finished, my son wanted to lick the inside of the pan. That's a huge compliment to the chef around here! Thanks!
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) or 1 cup margarine, softened (2 sticks)
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- powdered sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
- Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives used scissor-fashion until crumbly. Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13"x9" pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk in 2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture. Pour over crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool COMPLETELY on a wire rack. Cut into bars, and sprinkle evenly with additional powdered sugar.