Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Old Fashion Lemon Bars are a summertime Southern favorite.  In fact, this recipe came from one of my Paula Dean cookbooks….it doesn’t get much more Southern than that.  

I’ve had Lemon Bars many times in my life but one particular occasion stands out in my mind.  After our first child was born ladies from our church brought dinner to us for a couple of weeks.  I have no idea what we ate or what anyone brought (it was almost 22 years ago) EXCEPT one thing…..Lemon Bars.  Yes, one lady brought Lemon Bars… I enjoyed them so much!  I don’t know why they seemed especially delicious then, but they were.  There’s a chance my husband didn’t even get any because I may have eaten them all.    

It seemed fitting to share this recipe and memory with you today as this “first child” of ours is getting married this week.  Maybe I should make some Old Fashion Lemon Bars!      

Here’s the Recipe:

Crust:

  • 2 sticks butter – at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + more for dusting
  • pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granular sugar
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare crust by whisking flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl

Cut in the butter to make a crumbly dough (finger may work best for this)

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Transfer dough into a buttered 9×13 baking dish

Press until bottom of dish and bake for 20 minutes

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack

While crust is cooling prepare filling by…

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Mix eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl using fork or whisk

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Mix in the lemon juice and pour into slightly cooled crust

Bake for 25 minutes

Remove and allow to cool completely on wire rack

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

Sprinkle with powdered sugar 

Old Fashion Lemon Bars

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Old Fashion Lemon Bars
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Crust
  1. 2 sticks butter - at room temperature
  2. 2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 cup powdered sugar + more for dusting
  4. pinch of salt
Filling
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 2 cups granular sugar
  3. 6 Tbsp all purpose flour
  4. 6 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare crust by whisking flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl
  3. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly dough (finger may work best for this)
  4. Transfer dough into a buttered 9×13 baking dish
  5. Press until bottom of dish and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack
  7. While crust is cooling prepare filling by…
  8. Mix eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl using fork or whisk
  9. Mix in the lemon juice and pour into slightly cooled crust
  10. Bake for 25 minutes
  11. Remove and allow to cool completely on wire rack
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
  13. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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6 Responses

  1. Lori @ Frog's Lilypad

    It has been forever since I’ve made lemon bars. I think I’ll have to add lemons to my grocery list for next week. I’ve visiting from #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup

  2. I love lemon bars! They are one of my favorite treats.
    Sometimes I’ll change them up a bit by using both lemon and lime juice–they are great this way, too!

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