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Friday, April 9, 2010

Luscious Lemon Bars

Several days ago I started craving these wonderfully tart and tangy Lemon Bars!  I was a good girl for DAYS and didn't make them.  (I could eat way to many!)  However, I have an activity tonight that I can take a treat to share!  Hooray!  I can make a batch of Luscious Lemon Bars and have lots of people to share them with!

Usually chocolate is my sweet of choice.  But these lemon bars just seem like a terrific celebration of spring!  

Luscious Lemon Bars


2 cubes butter, softened but still cool
2 C. flour
1/2 C. powdered sugar

Mix butter, flour and powdered sugar together until crumbly.  Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Cool slightly.


2 C. sugar
4 eggs
5 T. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest  (optional)

Beat together until well mixed.  Pour over top of the baked crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot.  Cool, cut into squares, and serve.

Joy's Notes:  These always seem to be sticky around the edges.  I just cut in about 1/2 inch to make a cleaner cut if they're too sticky to cut well.  This recipe cuts in half easily if you only need an 8x8 pan of lemon bars.


  1. "I just cut in about 1/2 inch to make a cleaner cut if they're too sticky to cut well."

    I'm sure it goes without saying that the cook behaves and doesn't cram down all the scraps. ;)

  2. .... without saying. Right. :) This batch I had to leave for the evening. Just a few crumbs left on the edges when I got back. lol Kids seem to clean up pretty good if I don't beat them to it!