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Sweet Lemon Bars

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Servings: Makes 9 bars
Very tasty!!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice* (see note below)
1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened

*Note: You can also use lime or orange juice and rind instead of lemon for lime or orange bars.

1). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Line bottom of 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.

2). Mix flour, butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar together using hand mixer until fine crumbs form. Using drinking glass, press crumbs evenly onto bottom of lined baking dish. Bake until crust is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

3). Meanwhile, beat eggs, granulated sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add lemon rind and lemon juice. Blend in cream cheese. Pour over baked crust. Return to oven and bake until firm in the center when touched, about 25 minutes longer.

4). Cool to room temperature; sift remaining confectioners' sugar over top. Cut into 9 bars. Serve or store in refrigerator.

Makes 9 bars.

Recipe submitted by: Wesley Taylor

Source: My Mother (Ruby Taylor's) Recipe Collection
Submitted By: Wesley Taylor
Date: August 8, 2003


Reviewer: Diane
I was looking for a good tart lemon square recipe for my brother-in-law & tried this. It was excellent. Made it quite a few times!

Reviewer: Sonia Gonzalez
My daughter and I made these tonight and oh my goodness were they soooo good. I ate 4 of the 9. I will be making these again and add them to my favorites dessert box. Thanks for sharing. Sonia and Nikki

Reviewer: caleigh
not this website's best

Reviewer: Susan
I've tried many different recipes but this one worked the best.

Reviewer: mary
These were the perfect dessert for my baby shower. Everyone loved them, and they were gone before everything else. These are the best lemon bars I have ever made. Thanks.


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