When I was digging through my recipe book last week on my hunt for Peanut Butter Bars, I found this recipe that I haven’t had in AGES – Lemon Pie Bars! My aunt used to make these and bring them to family parties, they taste JUST like lemon pie. As soon as I found it, I knew I’d have to share it with you all.
They are actually best served on a plate with a fork, because they can be a little sticky (so if you’re looking for something to eat at maybe a picnic, I probably wouldn’t choose this recipe). But for a nice light dessert or a pot luck – these are always delicious.
- For the crust:
- 2 c. flour
- ½ c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. softened butter
- For the filling:
- 4 eggs
- 1½ c. sugar
- ½ c. lemon juice
- ¼ c. flour
- 1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind/lemon zest
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- First – the crust. Using a pastry cutter, blend all 3 crust ingredients together until you have a nice dough. Press it into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 20 minutes, until it’s slightly browned.
- While your crust is baking, beat together your filling ingredients. Beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes.
- When the crust is done, pour the filling mixture over the crust and return to the oven to bake for an additional 20 minutes – until the filling has set. A note here – it’s easy to forget your pan is hot when you add the raw filling, so handle your pan with care. (Don’t ask why I feel the need to point this out, LOL.)
- Cool completely, and sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar if you would like. Cut into bars. If you are removing them from the pan and packing them to take somewhere, you should place a piece of wax paper between stacked bars.