Katie Couric's Lemon Bars

"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!"
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Ready In:
20 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease a 13"x9" baking pan; set aside.
  • In a food processor, blend confectioners' sugar, 2 cups flour and salt.
  • Add butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Press into baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Meanwhile beat the eggs, 2 cups sugar, 6 teaspoons flour and lemon juice until well combined.
  • Stir in lemon rind.
  • Pour this mixture on top of baked mixture; bake an additional 25 minutes.
  • Cool completely and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar.
  • Cut into squares.

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  1. Megan B.
    Delicious bars but confusing. Is it 6 tsp or 6 Tbs?
  2. NorthwestGal
    These were so good. I made them for a quick afternoon snack, and we really enjoyed them with a pot of fresh brewed hot coffee. For the lemon juice, I used fresh squeezed which was a really good choice because the lemon bars had such a zesty lemon touch. Very delicious recipe, westtextazzy. Made for 2013 Football Pool week 2.
  3. twissis
    Made as written for your Wk 2 Football Pool win for a family dinner last nite, these lemon bars really are delicious as you advertised. They were more popular w/the adults & the kids not surprisingly favored the gooey chocolate dessert. I suggest buttering the baking pan liberally (vs lightly) & use extra care to spread the dough on the bottom layer well into the corners. My corner pieces stuck to the baking pan & were a bit hard to cut & serve, but the others were fine. My DH was up during the night having 1 of these lovely lemon treats. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us & CONGRATS on your Football Pool win.
  4. madrod1
    Wow! Delicious



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