Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lemon Bars

When I was a kid, a couple friends and I decided we would have a "bake sale" to earn some money. When the day approached, I baked and baked and baked all kinds of delicious goodies. My mom helped me find recipes, and I think I can honestly say that I made everything pretty much by myself (I was in my teens . . . so maybe I shouldn't have said "kid"!). Anyway, for that bake sale, my mom introduced me to this fabulous thing called "lemon bars". I had never had them before but I fell in love! I probably ate more of them than I sold - I was officially addicted to lemon bars. Well, since that time, I've lost the recipe I used as a kid. I really honestly can't find it. And there hasn't been a lemon bar recipe that is quite the same. Maybe someday I'll find it's equal {or probably not - it's probably just the "kid" in me that thinks it will never be recreated . . . who knows!}. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy these beauties instead!

Lemon Bars

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten {I used egg substitute - much better for your heart!}
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice {I used freshly sqeezed juice, and the pulp from the lemon - it adds a little more flavor but you would never know the pulp was in there!}
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Cream the flour, butter, and sugar. Press mixutre into 8 or 9 inch square pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350oF. Cool.
Mix eggs, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and baking powder; mix. Pour over cool crust and bake 25 minutes at 350oF. Sprinkle siften powdered sugar on top as soon as removed from the oven. Cool thoroughly before cutting into bars.
Note: If desired, 2 Tbls. lemon juice and 1 Tbap. grated lemon rind may be used.
Makes 16-18 bars.

I found this recipe at

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Well done, they look delish! I've added your photo to Alicia's and you are entered in the contest! :)


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