Easy Lemon Bars

  • Yield: 24 pieces


2cups plus 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2cup powdered sugar
4 eggs
2cups sugar
2/3cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1tablespoon grated lemon rind
1teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine 2 cups flour with butter and confectioners’ sugar in a 13-by-9 baking pan.  Mix together with a fork and press firmly into bottom of pan.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly done but not browned.
  4. Beat eggs with mixer.  Add sugar; blend well. Add lemon juice and lemon rind; beat well.  Add baking powder and remaining flour; beat well.  Pour over hot crust; do not let it cool.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes.  Sprinkle top with additional powdered sugar.

Recipe by Tillie B. Vaughan, Victorville, Calif.



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