Bake Sale Lemon Bars

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They are very, very easy to make, and really fabulously delicious.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup confectioners' sugar

  • ¾ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  2. Combine the flour, 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly golden. While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, white sugar, flour, and lemon juice until frothy. Pour this lemon mixture over the hot crust.

  4. Return to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.

Editor's Note:

This is one of our most popular lemon bar recipes of all time — learn more: I Tested Our 5 Most Popular Lemon Bars and Named a Winner.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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