Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mom's Lemon Bar Recipe


1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/3 cups flour
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix softened butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Beat in 2 cups of flour, blending thoroughly. Spread and press evenly over the bottom of a well greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Beat eggs until light. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until mixture is thick. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, remaining 1/3 cup of flour and baking powder. Beat until smooth and well combined.

Pour lemon mixture over baked crust and return to oven, bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden. Sift powdered sugar lightly (or not so lightly if you are like me) over top if desired.


  1. lovely photographs... yellow lemons in a blue strainer! I will try your yummy lemon bars.

  2. Once we get into our new place I'm going to try and make these, but gluten free! I'll keep you posted.