Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My take on this popular bar with slightly less sugar. These freeze well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. BASE: Cream together butter, margarine, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift in 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and salt.
  4. Press into a sprayed 9 x 13 inch shiny bar pan.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light brown. Do not burn.
  6. Remove from oven to cool.
  7. FILLING: In a mixing bowl beat together the eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in the 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder.
  9. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  10. Pour over cooled crust and bake a further 20 minutes or until just set.
  11. Cool in the pan until the filling has firmed up before cutting into bars.
  12. Remove bars to wire rack - allow to cool completely then dust with extra powdered sugar.