Annemarie is a German lady I met over 20 years ago, when we were living in Indiana. Talk about a good cook!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • To make crust: Mix together the butter, 1 1/3 cups flour and 1/4 cup sugar with a fork until crumbly. Press into an 8 inch square pan and bake for 20 minutes. Crust will look white. Do not brown!

  • Combine the eggs, 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until well mixed. Pour over pre-baked crust.

  • Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let bars cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 57 mg sodium. 21.5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2007
These are wonderful lemon bars! After reading some reviews about too little lemon filling, I made a couple adjustments. I kept the crust the same but pressed it into a 9x9 pan and baked for 10 minutes. Then I increased the lemon filling to 1 1/2 times the amount in the recipe. This gave me the perfect ratio of crust and filling! Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2005
While these did turn out okay it's definitely not was I was looking for. It makes a really thin bar I wanted something thicker. It tastes fine but I will never make again or if I do I will triple the filling. THOROUGLY DISAPPOINTED! Read More
(27)
282 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2007
These are wonderful lemon bars! After reading some reviews about too little lemon filling, I made a couple adjustments. I kept the crust the same but pressed it into a 9x9 pan and baked for 10 minutes. Then I increased the lemon filling to 1 1/2 times the amount in the recipe. This gave me the perfect ratio of crust and filling! Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2007
These are wonderful lemon bars! After reading some reviews about too little lemon filling, I made a couple adjustments. I kept the crust the same but pressed it into a 9x9 pan and baked for 10 minutes. Then I increased the lemon filling to 1 1/2 times the amount in the recipe. This gave me the perfect ratio of crust and filling! Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
I've been making these for about 6 years from this recipe. They are so delicious. I always make four batches. I use two batches in a 9 x 12 pan and they are just right. Everyone requests them and they get eaten up fast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
Even my boyfriend who doesn't like sweets kept raving about this one. I did have to add about an extra tablespoon of butter into the crust. Also when I was looking over the recipe it didn't look like there would be enough filling so I changed the serving size to 24 (original recipe makes 16). So - leave the crust measurements the same and multiply the filling measurements by 1.5. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
These were and are wonderful! I'm actually eating one right now as I type this! I have made these Lemon Bars a few times now and love the outcome...I'm completely addicted! lol I did change a few things to make it more to my liking. For instance I baked the shortbread like crust for 15 mins instead of the 20 the recipe called for. I also added WAY more lemon juice...about 1/4 cup actually.:) My husband and I decided that we wanted more lemon taste. Thanks for a GREAT recipe that I will make all the time!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
These were fantastic! I had several lemon bar recipes to try and I chose these specifically because some reviewers said there was not enough filling. I like more crust than filling (I must be the only one!) but no one else complained that there was not enough filling. The crust was nice and thick and had a great shortbread taste. The filling is not too sweet and had a perfect amount of lemon flavor. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2005
I have been baking for many years and this is the BEST lemon bar recipe I have ever come across. I would suggest cooking the crust for five minutes less than the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
I made this for a bake sale and they were snapped up! Delicious taste! I cut the sugar in half and added some more lemon juice since I have a "sour" tooth. Overall mouth-watering. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2005
While these did turn out okay it's definitely not was I was looking for. It makes a really thin bar I wanted something thicker. It tastes fine but I will never make again or if I do I will triple the filling. THOROUGLY DISAPPOINTED! Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2007
I made this recipe but found there was not enough filling. The filling did not have enough lemon flavor as well. Although they did come out tasting okay. Next time if I make them I will double the filling and add more lemon. Read More
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