lemon bars


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (do not substitute with bottled)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, 2 cups of the flour and 1/2 cup of the sugar and press into the bottom of an ungreased 9-ny-13 pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set and edges just begin to brown. 

Mix remaining 1/4 cup flour and remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar with whisk. Add eggs, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Stir whisk until well-combined. Pour over partially baked crust. Bake 18-22 minutes longer or until center is set and edges are golden brown. 

The bars will firm up as they cool. Cool 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. These bars freeze very well.

Prepares 24 servings.