Lemon Butter Bars

Lemon Butter Bars
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35 Reviews
Lemon bars are a classic bar to make any time of year. This lemon bars recipe is one of the easiest you'll find.
30 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
16 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
sugar

Filling

3/4 cup
sugar
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons
lemon juice
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon
baking powder

Topping

Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients except powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 18-20 minutes or until filling is set.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
19g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This is the first and only Lemon Bar recipe that I have been making since around 1980. I still have the original cut from a magazine advertisement. Everything is the same except my recipe calls for 1-1/3 cups of flour in the crust ingredients. Not sure how reviewer Jennifer made her bars without eggs though. It clearly states in the ingredients "2 Land O Lakes® Eggs."

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I have been making these bars for years. They are so easy and good. A friend of mine always requests that I make these for her when we get together.

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Love this recipe, so very good and always a hit!

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I have been making this for years and years....I totally love it!!! I thought I had lost this recipe, I am so very glad to find it again!!

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awesome, made one change and used key lime juice instead of lemon juice and added a little extra.

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i have been making this recipe since I first saw it published in a women's magazine in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Back then the ad called them "Lemon Butter Snow Bars." Absolutely love it!

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I just made this recipe and why is it that it did not rise? I am very disappointed

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I make this recipe all the time for my family and they go nuts when I do! Have been making these for about 4 years and they are always delicious!! The best recipe for lemon bars, and very easy to make!

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Always the best lemon bars!

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When I was 6 years old I recieved a Land O'Lakes cookbook, and this was one of the recipes in it. I loved these bars so much I made them for every major holiday. Today, 20 years later, I am teaching my children how to make them. These bars are delicious, and a tradition in my family.

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my husband is hard to please and loved these bars

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I made this for my family and they loved it. I would not change anything. But..... added 1/8 teaspoon salt to both filing and crust.

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i always double or sometimes triple the filling recipe. always asked for the recipe. adding coconut to this is a big hit as well as using lime as a substitute. as for the woman who said the "egg" product smelled rotten, maybe she should have smell the egg product before she used it or maybe the real eggs were rotten. Have been making this for over 30 years and never had a problem

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This recipe is always a hit! I've been making these bars for almost twenty years! FYI this a very simple crust, and I use it to make other bars.

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they are very good!!!

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I have made this recipe with doubling the crust and tripling the filling quantities for a 13 x 11 inch pan for 30 years and the bars have been legendary and requested for every event. I always give Land O' Lakes credit. Loving all things Minnesotan!

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Very lemony! I double the filling only because I find that the bars are very small and shallow if I don't.

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This is an excellent recipe. Very easy and delicious. Love the lemon flavor!

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Absolutely heaven. Not sure why the reviewer wrote tasted like egg or why she/he used egg at all considering the recipe does not call for egg. Made these many times, always a hit!

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So easy to make when you need a dessert very quickly. My family and company truely enjoyed these lemon bars.

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