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Luscious Lemon Bars

"'These bars are wonderful as a snack or dessert,' says Marina Jines of Enid, Oklahoma. 'Beware-they're habit-forming! If you don't want to eat the extras, why not share them with a neighbor or a shut-in?'"
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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar; gradually beat in flour. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until set and the edges are lightly browned.
  2. For filling, in a mixing bowl, beat the egg, sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder until frothy. Pour over warm crust. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One bar equals 149 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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WOW THESE ARE GOOD!!! After reading the reviews, I made the following changes: First you need to double the recipe, because they really are thin and if you need them to be a bit thicker, then...

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This recipe was a total flop for me. I followed the recipe to a T and the bars never raised. They were maybe a 1/4 inch thick. I will not be making this again. Sorry.

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WOW THESE ARE GOOD!!! After reading the reviews, I made the following changes: First you need to double the recipe, because they really are thin and if you need them to be a bit thicker, then...

When i made these I doubled the recipe and baked it on a cookie sheet. i melted the buttercomletly when i made the crust it made it very easy to spread out, I used lemon juice from a bottle and ...

Awesome. I made these for my boyfriend’s trio recital reception. Really delicious. Tart, sour and very sweet. Perfect crust. My advice: I added actual lemon zest (~1 tsp) in addition to the lem...

These bars were awesome : ) I grated some lemon rind as suggested by other reviewers and added extra lemon juice (fresh) as I really wanted them to taste lemony.. Also, I doubled the recipe and ...

IT WAS TASTY, HOWEVER I MADE ADJUSTMENTS DOUBLING THE RECIPE AND DECREASING SUGAR. TO AVOID BARS FROM STICKING TO PAN I WOULD SPRAY OIL OR SHORTENING. THE RECIPE INDICATES PLACING ON UNGREASED P...

Love this recipe! Quick and easy. Always have the ingredients on hand and turns out great everytime!! I usually double it and use a glass baking dish.

This recipe was a total flop for me. I followed the recipe to a T and the bars never raised. They were maybe a 1/4 inch thick. I will not be making this again. Sorry.

these were amazing! i didn't have enough lemon juice so i used the same amount of lime and it turned out really good. will try again with lemon.

this recipe is super easy i followed other advice and doubled the crust and tripled the filling ( i love the filling) i also used splenda in place of sugar in filling and ground splenda for powd...