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Winning Lemon Bars

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (33 Reviews)


lemon bars
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This recipe for lemon bars includes fresh lemon juice and zest, eggs, butter, and other ingredients. It's an easy recipe, perfect for a weekend treat!


  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, 9 ounces
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • sifted confectioners' sugar for topping


Heat oven to 325°. Blend together the butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar.

Pat flour and butter mixture into ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to a rack while you make the filling.

For filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Pour over first layer.

Return to oven and bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while the bars are still warm.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Lemon bars, Member booandollie

I made the following changes. For the flling, I added 1/2 fresh lemon juice, the zest from two lemons, 3 TB heavy cream, reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups. Bars came out rich and creamy. I waited until bars were cool (at least two hours) before dusting them with powered sugar. Very, very good :-)

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