Finally! Lemon Bars That I Love!

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 24-36 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 13" x 9" baking pan with foil extending it over the sides a little. Lightly spray foil with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I use a whisk.
  • With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle dough evenly into bottom of pan. Level, brushing with your hand lightly, then pat dough firmly into bottom.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in large mixer, beat eggs on high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low, add lemon juice, sugar, baking powder, salt, and remaining 3 Tbl. flour.
  • Beat until blended, scraping sides and bottom of bowl occaisionally.
  • Pour filling over warm crust.
  • Bake 15 minutes, or until filling is just set and golden around the edges.
  • Transfer pan to wire rack.
  • Sift powdered sugar (1 Tbl.-1/4 cup) on top over warm filling.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • When cool, lift out holding on to foil, and transfer whole thing to a cutting board or surface.
  • When cool, cut into bars.
  • Makes 24-36 bars.