Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lemon Bars

I grew up eating lemon bars that my grandma made and they were one of my favorite desserts. Once I found out that I was lactose intolerant I thought they were out of the picture for me. But I found a recipe from one of my fellow blogger's, so we tried it out last night. They are so tart and buttery, my mouth starts to water just writing this. Oh, and I forgot to mention they are the easiest dessert to make!
Here is the recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
confectioner's sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and 8x8 inch baking pan.
Combine the flour, confectioner's sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, until slightly golden. While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice until frothy. Pour this lemon mixture over the hot crust.
Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with confectioner's sugar. Cut into squares.


  1. This is one of my all time favorite goodies. Next to chocolate, lemon desserts are as good as it gets. I have my grandmother's recipe for Lemon Bars, and it is very similar to this one. They are oh so good & always a crowd pleaser! When are you going to post about those amazing brownies of yours. You make Martha proud! xoxo

  2. yeah these are soooo good! its very difficult to stop eating them. I know I need to get around to baking those brownies, just haven't done it yet, but soon. :)