Lemon Bars1Today I’m featuring a delightful Lemon Bar recipe that my mom has made since I was a little girl. It’s one of the many classic bar recipes from my mom’s kitchen like her Chocolate Chip Bars, Banana Bars, Pumpkin Bars with Buttercream Frosting, and Cherry Bars. Like her other bars, this timeless treat is perfect for any occasion, and the lemon flavor is a nice change of pace.  I have always loved its oh-so-crumbly cookie crust and vibrant yellow custard-like topping that is bursting with fresh lemon juice. So if you’re ready to make this wonderful bar, grab your fresh lemons and start cooking.

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lemon bars7In a mixer blend together 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. And then cut in 1/2 cup of softened butter.

butter

cutting in butter

Press this mixture firmly in the bottom of a 8″x 8″ baking dish.

patting crust in panBake this crust 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. While the crust is baking you can mix the lemon topping. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl.

beaten eggsThen mix in 2 tablespoons of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

lemon filling 2Then add 1 cup of sugar.

lemon fillingNow you can add the 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

lemons

lemon juiceNow pour this mixture over the baked crust. Bake 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  It will be golden brown when you take it out of the oven.

pouring filling over crust

cooked lemon fillingNow let the bars cool completely and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

sprinkling powdered sugar over lemon barsNow the bars are finished, but you will want to wait to cut then for a few hours to let them set up.

lemon bars 4And now you have another timeless recipe from my mom’s kitchen.

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Lemon Bars

Ingredients

  • Crust Ingredients
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  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
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  • Lemon Topping
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  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice (I used the juice from 3 lemons)
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  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (to sprinkle on the top of bars after they are cool)

Instructions

  1. In a mixer blend together 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. And then cut in 1/2 cup of softened butter.
  2. Press this mixture firmly in the bottom of a 8"x 8" baking dish.
  3. Bake this crust 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. While the crust is baking you can mix the lemon topping. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl.
  4. Then mix in 2 tablespoons of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
  5. Then add 1 cup of sugar.
  6. Now you can add the 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  7. Now pour this mixture over the baked crust. Bake 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. It will be golden brown when you take it out of the oven.
  8. Now let the bars cool completely and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
  9. Now the bars are finished, but you will want to wait to cut then for a few hours to let them set up.
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