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Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Rated as 2.89 out of 5 Stars

"Yield depends on whether large or small bars are cut."
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Ingredients

servings 115
Original recipe yields 36 servings (2 - 3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add in the lemon juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly colored on top. Cool in pan on wire rack. May be drizzled with a simple confectioners' sugar icing. Cut into large or small bars.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 115 calories; 4.7 17.8 1.2 10 74 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These had an excellent flavor and chewy texture--on the outside edges that were cooked correctly. The middle was very "sludgy" and remained so even after an extra 15 minutes of cooking. I thin...

Most helpful critical review

Followed the recipe exactly and it was more of a cake than a true lemon bar. It looks nothing like the picture provided. If i wanted to make lemon bread I will use this recipe. Otherwise I will ...

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These had an excellent flavor and chewy texture--on the outside edges that were cooked correctly. The middle was very "sludgy" and remained so even after an extra 15 minutes of cooking. I thin...

i made these for christmas and my family loved them, i love them! great recipe, i didn't have raisins so i didn't add those, but next time i might try them

These were good, but I think they would have been better if I'd followed the recipe exactly. I fudged a little on the brown sugar because I ran out, and so I added a cup of mixed powdered sugar ...

This needed tweaking for the shortbread. I used butter and left out the raisins. I added raspberries for contrast flavors. It looked brown on top when it was done, so I might cook the base di...

Followed the recipe exactly and it was more of a cake than a true lemon bar. It looks nothing like the picture provided. If i wanted to make lemon bread I will use this recipe. Otherwise I will ...

This did not turn out how I expected. Did NOT look anything like the picture or lemon bars I ahve made in the past. Tastes ok, but wasn't what I wanted...

It did not turn out anywhere like a lemon bar but a bread or cake. Even the color was wrong: it is a very brown with no yellow.

saw this recipe a few years ago in 2009 and have been making it since!!!! I love it. I love lemons and this is great! A family favorite as well. I have to remember to take a photo the next time ...

this one is turned out horrible