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Lemon Bars

Years ago a friend gave me a recipe for a delicious lemon bar that used cake mix. I tried it but wanted something more lemony with a lighter crust. So I tried many recipes, added my own touch and have made this one for years! I’ts my middle child’s (Abdullah) favorite!This luscious bar boasts a light and tender crust, a layer of cream cheese and tart lemon yum! You will love it every time!

Ingredients

Crust

2 level cups flour

1  Cup softened but not melted butter

1/2 level Cup Powdered Sugar

First layer

One package cream cheese, mixed with 1/4 cup sugar

Second Layer

4 eggs

2 Cups sugar

1/2 level cup flour

6 Tbs. FRESH Lemon juice

Powdered sugar for sifting on top

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Be very careful with the crust measurements, level cup is key. This crust is delicate and tasty but with even a spoon too much flour the light texture is lost. In a mixing bowl, mix crust ingredients until a nice batter is formed.

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Spread into an ungreased 9X13 baking pan, make sure dough is as even as possible through out pan. Put into oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

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Watch this because oven temperatures vary. We wan’t this to be a light golden brown around the edges and cooked. Remove from oven and cool.

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Mix the cream cheese in a bowl or mixer with sugar. When crust is cool carefully spread the cream cheese over the crust using a butter knife, spread it so you don’t break the crust.

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Crack 4 eggs and put them into your mixer bowl, add sugar and whip up! Let this get nice and frothy, add the lemon juice and flour, mix well. Again, make sure the flour is level, too much will ruin this light texture!

Put into oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until inside is done! You will see it doesn’t jiggle!

Dust top with Powdered sugar. Let set, cut and serve.

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Trust me totally yummy!

24 Comments Post a comment
  1. This looks an interesting recipe and one that needs trying out. I’m wondering what the cream cheese will taste like between the two layers. I’ve only used cream cheese for cheesecake mixes and tiramisu before. It looks delicious and I particularly like lemon as a flavour in sweet/dessert recipes.

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    August 1, 2015
    • It is yummy i put just one package so it really just adds moisture

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      August 1, 2015
      • If I follow you much longer, Lyn, I’ll need to buy clothes a few sizes larger! Haha I’ve been baking all my life but I like your recipes because they’re different. I do love cream cheese, too, and appreciate that it would add moisture to this recipe.

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        August 1, 2015
  2. One of my favorites to make! 🙂

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    August 1, 2015
  3. I copied and saved this in my recipe file!

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    August 2, 2015
  4. I’m totally drooling right now 😀

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    August 3, 2015
  5. I don’t have a stand mixer. But these sound great!

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    August 11, 2015
  6. Yum! My jaws are salivating just looking at these!!

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    August 22, 2015
  7. My husband is going to love these!

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    August 22, 2015
  8. Looks yum! These bars look delicious!

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    September 13, 2015
  9. This is a great recipe, a few different parts from the one I have. Thanks for sharing this delicious sounding twist on the lemon bar recipe. 🙂

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    October 12, 2015
  10. These look fantastic, Lynz. And I do love lemon…Thanks! ❤

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    December 31, 2015
  11. It’s odd you posted this recipe as my son (33 years old) came home between moving. Hey has talked about Lemon Bars and how much he loves them. They must be popular on The West Coast of The USA, more so than The South.

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    March 7, 2016

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