I am not a fan of citrusy desserts. But, I ate nearly this entire pan of lemon bars! So you know they have to be good.
The recipe is my grandma’s. If you’re new here, I have been working on a family cookbook this year. All of my cousins and aunts and uncles told me some of their favorite things my grandma has cooked throughout her 78 years of life. I then got the recipes from her and I’m working my way through them. Making them, photographing them, and putting them in a cookbook.
That brings me to this lemon bars recipe. I didn’t originally plan on sharing this lemon bars recipe with the world. I was only going to put it in the family cookbook. But, a close friend of mine reached out and asked for me to put it up here because her significant other loves fruit desserts. So Glenn, this one is for you! I hope you enjoy it!
Granny’s Lemon Bars
- 1 c. softened butter
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. sugar
- 4 Tbsp. flour
- 1 lemon zest
- 4 Tbsp lemon juice
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Blend the butter, sugar, flour and salt together to form the crust. Press it into a 9X13 baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix together the eggs, sugar, flour, and lemon zest and juice.
- Pour the filling mixture onto the baked crust. Return to the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until the filling is set but before it turns golden brown on the edges.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.