Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lemon Bars

These little yellow bars are amazing. They're moist and sweet with a little tang and perfect for summer! Or - if you're like me, they're good all year 'round. I brought them to a friend's house tonight and she loved them. Her kids loved them. I loved them - but then again, I always do. The best thing about this recipe, besides the fact that it's yummy and easy, is that you probably have everything in your cupboards right now!!

Lemon Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 3 T lemon juice - i just use the refrigerated stuff to make it easy, but you could go all out and squeeze a lemon if you wanted. I also do 3 full, slightly overflowing Tablespoons.
  • Confectioners sugar - to sprinkle on top
--To make crust, combine butter, flour and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and 'cut' until it resembles crumbs. Press into bottom of 9x9 or 8x8 baking dish.
-- Bake 20 mins at 350.
--Make filling by whisking together eggs, sugar, baking powder and lemon juice. Pour onto partially baked crust and put it back in the oven (or your toaster oven if it fits!) for another 20 minutes.
--Let cool and sprinkle with the confectioners sugar! Enjoy!


  1. I will definitely be making these when Josh comes home in a couple of weeks. He has been craving lemon bars all summer. I made one recipe I had from a friend, but they turned out more like ooey gooey cake bars. These look perfect! Thanks!

  2. I don't know why my nickname comes up on my comments. I'll have to change that. This is Larissa, by the way. :)