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Luscious Lemon Bars

~ Luscious Lemon Bars ~



1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 stick, softened butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons finely, zested lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl~ mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press mixture into the bottom of an un-greased 8″x8″ pan, building up 1/2-inch edges. Bake crust 20 minutes. Remove from the oven to a wire rack.

While crust is baking…In a bowl using an electric mixer, beat together: granulated sugar, grated lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and eggs until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until center is fully set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, and cut into squares. Enjoy with a lovely cup of tea!


14 responses

  1. That looks absolutely beautiful!

    May 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    • Thanks! I enjoy shooting my own photographs, and later….having a taste of the recipe. Sending some goodies to work and some to neighbors!

      May 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  2. looks yummy!

    May 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

  3. Absolutely divine…

    May 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

    • Jo, thanks! Always wonderful with tea!xx

      May 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  4. I love lemon bars, and this version sounds so delicious – and so pretty too 🙂

    May 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    • Thank you! Best of all, it’s sooo easy to make!

      May 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Thank you! For an added kick of flavor, serve with a dollop of lemon curd and whipped cream! Oh my…:)

      May 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  5. YUmmmmm…Those look delicious!

    May 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

    • Thanks, and they’re easy to make! 🙂

      May 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      • Can’t wait to try…looks like I’ll be dieting more..Hehehe:)

        May 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  6. Love lemon bars. Love this picture. So lovely 🙂

    August 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    • Lemon bars are a favorite at the studio and house! Thanks! ❤

      August 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Cozycakes thank you! I apologize for not getting back to you before this…Things get a little busy-crazy for me, more often than I’d like… 🙂 Annie

      September 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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