Courtney of Living A Bona Fide Life

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~ Culinary Art ~

When my husband and I were dating, I would make him these lemon bars. Even now, when I ask him what his favorite dessert is he immediately refers to these.  These bars are sweet yet tart and they have a wonderful shortbread like crust with a creamy lemon topping.   

These are a perfect dessert to celebrate the coming of Spring, 
which officially begins on Sunday, March 20th!

Lemon Bars
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook


2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon  salt
¾ cup butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
¾ cup lemon juice
¼ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
Powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Grease foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the ½ cup powdered sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, the granulated sugar, the 3 tablespoons flour, the lemon peel, lemon juice, and half-and-half. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan. Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover and store in the refrigerator.



  1. This looks so good! Thanks so much for participating, Courtney! It turned out perfectly.

  2. glutennnn. i wish i could eat those! looks delish.

  3. Thanks Lauren!

    You need to start practicing using almond flour in place of regular. Don't let no gluten hold ya back! :)

  4. Yum!! I think I might experiment with flours to convert this to gluten-free, myself :)

  5. Looks delicious! I'll definitely try them!Thanks for posting.

  6. I'm with your husband on the lemon bar front... I love lemon and I love bars... So cute that he loves your food the best too!

  7. Oh my gosh. I loooove lemon bars, and have not made them in years. Yum.

  8. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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