These bars are perfect on a hot summer day.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • To make crust: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, 2 cups of the flour, and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Scrape mixture into the pan and smooth. Bake 15 minutes.

  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Grate the rind of the lemon and add the rind, along with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice, to the egg mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour and the baking powder over the mixture. Fold in the nuts and mix until well blended. Pour the lemon mixture into the crust.

  • Bake for another 35 minutes, until filling is set. Let cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 23.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (70)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
This recipe was lovely!!! The base recipe is some what larger than the filling so I doubled the filling mixture and it turned out perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2004
This recipe was good but far too much crust to enjoy the lemony filling. I will cut down the flour not the sugar in this one. Read More
(38)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
This recipe was lovely!!! The base recipe is some what larger than the filling so I doubled the filling mixture and it turned out perfect! Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Great recipe but I agree that the original recipe is just too sweet. I used 1 1/4 cups of sugar in the lemon mixture (the original recipie calls for 2) and still found it a tad too sweet. I plan on using only 1 cup in the future. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
I was impressed with these squares. They are very easy to make- I opted not to put the walnuts and instead used coconut. I also followed a couple of the reviews and added less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2004
This recipe was good but far too much crust to enjoy the lemony filling. I will cut down the flour not the sugar in this one. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2008
These squares are FANTASIC!!!!!! I didn't change a thing in the recipe. It was perfect! Great job. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2003
I am obsessed with lemon squares and although these were not the best I have tried they were a good "bar type cookie". I am partial to a gooy lemon filling and a melt-in-your-mouth type crust. The filling was just ok and the crust was a tad too thick. But they were loved by everyone else (who are not as picky as me about lemon squares!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
This recipe was great! I tried it with less crust as some people said and it was too thin. Next time I will use the normal amount of crust and I will add more filling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2002
Good but way too sweet. I'll make this one again but I'll cut the sugar by at least 1/2 cup. The cookie part was just right in a 9x12" pan. Thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2004
Recipe is easy to make but taste is too sweet. (Best to reduce sugar by half a cup.) Read More
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