Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lemon Bars

What a great alternative to the go to chocolaty desserts. Lemon Bars!! Always a hit with people and oh-so good!! Most of the time these are ingredients that you just have laying around so it's just great to whip up when you want a yummy dessert.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • lemons, juiced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and arrange in a checker board fashion.


1 comment:

  1. made this over the weekend and they were the BEST lemon squares I've ever made. I ended up juicing about 1/2 cup of lemon juice (for me it was 2 juiced lemons). It was the perfect balance.