Monday, May 16, 2011

Easy Lemon Bars from

I've never made lemon bars before. I actually had fresh lemons on hand so I thought why not make some lemon bars? It also gave me a chance to use my brand new measuring cups that I ordered off The general complaint around my house is that our measuring cups have been through the dishwasher so many times that you can't tell anymore which measuring cup is a half or a third. Our new ones not only have the label embedded on the handle but they also come in ALL sizes. So instead of having to measure 2/3 rds of a cup and get it to a line, you just fill the 2/3 cup. (So cool!) I totally love them and yes, I need to get a life. :)


The Crust:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour

The Filling:

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced

  1. Combine 1 cup of butter, 1/2 of white sugar and 2 cups of flour. Beat well.
  2. Press flour mixture into 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  3. Beat eggs, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1/4 cup of flour and lemon juice. (I didn't have anything to juice the lemons so I just squeezed really hard.)
  4. Pour lemon mixture over baked crust. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  5. The bars set as they cool. I sifted powder sugar over the top.

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