Grandma Rose’s lemon bar recipe – yum!

In a recent post, I mentioned that baking during the holidays reminds me of my family traditions, and my Grandma’s wonderful recipes – many of which I compiled into a cookbook. I make these around Christmas time but they would be good at Easter or for a potluck – really anytime! Below is her recipe for Rich Lemon Bars. Her recipe is the perfect blend of sweet with a surprising burst of fresh lemon. Enjoy!


1 1/2 cups

1/2 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup butter

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and powdered sugar. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Press into bottom of lightly greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan (I use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to pat it down). Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. It won’t necessarily brown but it will be done. Remove from oven.


4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 t. baking powder

1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh is best)

1 T. grated lemon rind

3 T. unsifted flour

Powdered sugar

Combine eggs, sugar, baking powder, lemon juice and flour. Mix well. Pour over baked crust. Return to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven when set and cool. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar before serving. Keeps for one week in refrigerator. Remember to re-sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, as the powdered sugar tends to soak into the top. Recipe may be doubled for use with a 9 x 13-inch pan.


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    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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    They look awesome and I think they’re perfect in the winter when we eat less fruit anyway. Happy New Year to you and all your family!! May your new year be filled with joy, peace, and prosperity!

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    They’re delicious!

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    Mmm, these look very good. I am going to save your recipe to try sometime soon! I’m stopping in from Celebrate the Small Things. BTW, you’ll now find my CTST contributions now on Thursdays, here, and of course, if you want to some more laughs you can check out Friday Sillies. Have a blessed, happy new year, my friend!

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      Thanks for stopping by! What a neat idea for Friday. I’ll stop by and check it out. Happy new year to you, also!

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