Deluxe Lemon Bars

"The best lemon bars I have ever had! I have to make these very often because my family and customers clamor for them, I can barely keep up with the demand!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Mix crust ingredients in a food processor, or by hand. Press down evenly into a parchment lined 9 x 13" pan. Bake for 20 mn.
  • Mix filling ingredients, pour over the hot crust. Bake an additional 20-25 mn. or until set.
  • Cool completely, dust with powdered sugar.

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  1. Linky
    These had a lovely texture, I liked how easy they were to get off the parchment!!<br/>I will add more lemon zest next time as they didn't seem to be very lemon-y. (Probably something I did, b/c everyone else seemed to think they were just right!) Pammyowl will be missed...
  2. Tinkerbell
    Delicious! I saved the best for last. Made just as directed, and the only change I would make in the future is to use a 9x9 pan or double the crust so that the crust is a little bit thicker. I would like to make these for the bake sale, but the thin crust is too fragile. The flavor though, it outstanding. I mixed both the crust and the filling in the food processor. Super easy recipe I wish I'd tried sooner. Made and enjoyed for the cookathon in Pammy's honor.
  3. nemokitty
    11/18/13 UPDATE: Made this again for hubby's people at work and I got so many emails thanking me for this delicious dessert! We also enjoyed it at home too. Made for Pammyowl's Cookathon.<br/>Agreeing with everybody else's reviews... delicious!! I followed the recipe and took one bite before packing them up for hubby's work and I know they're going to love them! Will make this one again. Thanks!
  4. lazyme
    Delish! These were simple even for a novice baker like myself. We'll make these again for sure. Made in remembrance of Pammyowl.
  5. Chicagoland Chef du
    These should be renamed, Lemon Bars for Dummies. I have NEVER been able to make a decent lemon bar from scratch or from a box. These are foolproof! HOLY SMOKES these are amazing, the perfect balance of flavors. Not too tart and not too sweet. Like a fool, I halved the recipe in an 8x8 pan and wish I had made the entire recipe. The edges got a little to browned so I trimmed them off and GUESS WHAT, ate them anyway! I'm telling you, these ROCK! DH and my 89 y/o neighbor could not stop making YUMMY noises while eating them. My DH is not a dessert eater and he ate 2! That just about says it all. Made in memory of Pammyowl's Cook-a-thon. RIP sweet lady, you are already missed. XO


<p><img src= alt=width=320 height=234 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=160 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=90 /> alt= /&gt;I &nbsp;am an avid cook and baker. I have a Farmers Market stand where I sell breads and sweets. I am really enjouing my stand, as I get to make all kinds of breads, although the sweets are the big attraction! I am married to theworlds &nbsp;most wonderful man, have an aan amazingly &nbsp;brilliant child (of course I would say that!). &nbsp;In short, I am a verry happy, cheerful woman. Baking bread is my passion, but I love to cook anything.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have two great dogs, Jack and Lucy, a black lab and a boxer/pitbull mix, respectively.</p> <p>My rating system;</p> <p>5 stars= great, had fun making it and will make again</p> <p>4= made some changes as the recipe needed tweaking</p> <p>3= probably will not make again</p> <p>I will not post a 2 or 1 star rating, I'd rather post the review with no stars and share some possible fixes:)</p>
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