Taste of Home Cook Book 139

Homemade Lemon Bars

Total Time:
50 mins
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
9 servings
Dish Size:
1.5 Quart Square Baker
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January 21, 2016


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • confectioners' sugar
  • orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches), optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat flour, butter, and confectioners' sugar until blended. Press onto bottom of an ungreased temp-tations® 1.5 quart square baker. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  2. For topping, in a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, extract, baking powder and salt until frothy; pour over hot crust. 
  3. Bake 10 - 15 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely in dish on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. If desired, sprinkle with orange peel strips. 

This recipe is from my Taste of Home: temp-tations Holiday Cookbook!

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