Easy Lemon Bars Recipe

Serve these zesty lemon bars at your next special get together. They are always a favorite at luncheons and afternoon coffee parties. The lemon zest gives these bars an extra lemony flavor.
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar.
  • Cut in margarine until the mixture is crumbly using a pastry blender or fork.
  • Press flour mixture into an ungreased 9x9 pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In the same bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a wire whisk until light colored.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Pour egg mixture over the partially baked crust. The crust does not have to be cooled.
  • Return to the oven and bake another 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and more grated lemon peel if desired.
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"Very easy and delicious. Our favorite lemon bars. Followed recipe exactly as written, and the bars were just what we hoped for!"
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"Everyone at the bridal shower like them! They loved the homemade taste!"
killermom User
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"Great lemon bars! They reminded me of the lemon bars my grandma use to make. I didn't have a 9 x 9 pan so I made them in a 9 x 13. They were just a little thinner than these look but were still delicious."
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