Easy Lemon Bars

  • Yield 24 pieces

A moist, crumbly bar made with freshly squeezed lemon juice.



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