Megan’s Lemon Bars (M-M-M!)

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This recipe for lemon bars seems to be almost everywhere in ‘recipe world’, and it makes for a real goodie!  I think that of all bars, this is one of my favorites.  For our Thanksgiving Day dinner today, in addition to some delicious dinner rolls, granddaughter Megan made and brought these——— M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m!

Ingredients For Base:

  • 2 cups sifted flour 
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter

Ingredients For Top:

  • 4 large beaten eggs 
  • 2 cups white sugar 
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind (optional)


  • For the base, mix the butter into the flour and sugar.
  • Mix with pastry blender (or hands?) until it clings together
  • Press into a 13x9x2-inch pan.
  • Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes, OR until lightly browned.


  • For the filling, beat together eggs, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder
  • Stir into egg mixture.
  • Pour over baked, cooled crust.
  • Bake at 350-degrees for about 25 minutes, or until just lightly browned on top (like in the above photo).
  • Cool.  When cool, sprinkle lightly with sifted powdered sugar.
  • Cut into bars, and serve.

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