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Lemon Bars for Special Occasions World Cuisine Today Magazine

Delicious Lemon Bars from Scratch


For the Crust

One half cup butter at room temperature

One quarter cup confectioners sugar (powdered)

One cup all purpose flour

One half teaspoon salt

For the Lemon Filling

Zest of one large lemon

One cup granulated sugar

Three Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Three Tablespoons all purpose flour

One half teaspoon baking powder

Two large eggs


1. Lightly grease an eight or nine inch square baking pan. Preheat your oven to three hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a mixing bowl mix together the butter and powdered sugar slowly until creamed using a hand mixer or standard mixer. Next add the flour and salt slowly until lightly combined. Press this mixture into your pan.

3. In a second bowl add the sugar, and lemon zest, mix well. Add your lemon juice, flour, baking powder and large eggs mixing until the sugar is totally dissolved in the wet ingredients. Pour this mixture over your crust layer.

4. Bake your lemon squares at three hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes or until the filling has a set shiny consistency.

Let bars cool, then cut and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired.

World Cuisine Today Magazine

May 23, 2019