Norwegian Lemon Bars

  • Yield: 24 servings


1 1/2cups flour
3/4cup butter
2 eggs
1/2cup coconut
1/2cup chopped pecans
1 1/2cups brown sugar, packed
1/4teaspoon baking powder
2tablespoons flour
dash salt
1 1/2cups confectioners' sugar
1tablespoon butter
Juice and rind of 1 lemon


  1. Mix flour and butter together.  Pat into 8-inch square baking pan.  Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until browned.  Mix the eggs, coconut, pecans, brown sugar, baking powder, flour and salt.  Pour over pastry; bake for 30 minutes more.  Combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, juice and rind of lemon.  Spread over top of cooled bars.  Refrigerate.  To serve, cut chilled bars into small squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Chicago’s Soupcon II (Chicago, Illinois, 1982).