Lemon Bars

Lemon bars were a popular dessert in our house when I was growing up. They're also great for summertime because they're light and have just enough lemon! These lemon bars are so easy to make - which is GREAT, because everyone eats them so fast that you'll probably have to make more!!

Lemon Bars

Crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter

Mix flour & powdered sugar together.
Cut butter into flour & sugar mixture - I just cut the butter into chunks, then used two forks until crumbly.
Don't worry: the mixture is supposed to be lumpy!

Press into 9x13 pan and bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

Filling:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
5 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons lemon rind {optional, but adds more flavor}
pinch of salt

While crust is baking, mix the together 4 eggs and 2 cups of sugar.
Mix well with a whisk or hand mixer until it's light in color.
Set aside and mix the dry ingredients together.
Add in lemon juice and egg/sugar mixture and mix well.

Pour filling over hot crust {right after it comes out of the oven is best}.
Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into bars and serve!

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14 comments:

  1. I know a few people in our household who would gobbel them up in no time! They sound really yummy.

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  2. I am drooling...these look amazing! :D

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  3. I make a variation of these and they are amazing!

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  4. Yum! I seriously just found my lemon bar recipe last night but was too tired to make them! Now I really wish I had, these look so yummy! Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party-- http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/12/pin-it-thursday2/

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  5. Lindsay,
    YUM! I love lemon desserts, especially lemon bars! Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  6. I love lemon bars so much. To me, they are the ultimate taste of summer! I think I'm going to have to make this recipe today! Will make me so happy.

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  7. These look delish! I was looking for a lemon bar recipe, and found your link on the Craftionary link party :-) I can't wait to try these!! YUM!
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    You can stop by my post here: http://quilling.blogspot.com/2012/07/fabulous-friday-share-memories-freebies.html

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  8. I think we will be trying this this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These look delish!! I saw your link pop up and ironically enough, was going to post a link to MY lemon bars but went for another recipe instead b/c they would have been side-by-side! :) Here's the recipe to mine..hope yours were just as yummy!! http://audrieis.blogspot.com/2012/07/baking-summer-treats.html

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  10. Yum! These look so delicious. Thanks for linking them up to the Pinworthy Projects Party last week.

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