Penny's Passion: Let's Make Lemon Bars

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Let's Make Lemon Bars

My friend Leslie over at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After put out a call a few weeks ago to see if anyone would be interested in joining her for a spring recipe swap.  Well, of course, I wanted to join the fun!  So today all of us who jumped on the bandwagon are sharing our recipes.  A special thanks to those of you coming over from Carrie's blog Curly Crafty Mom.

Nothing says spring to me more than the taste of lemon.  And I just happen to have a fabulous lemon bar recipe my friend Linda shared with me.  This recipe also happens to be one of my daughter-in-law's favorites, so I knew she'd be happy to take a few of them off my hands.

Here's What You Need
1 cup softened butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar 

4 well-beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons flour

Here's What You Do
First, make the crust.  Cream the butter.  Mix together the flour and sugar and add it to the creamed butter.  Press the dough into an ungreased jelly roll pan.

Pop the dough into a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes.  Do not brown.  Here's what mine looked like when it came out of the oven.

While your dough is in the oven, make the filling.  Combine eggs, sugar, salt, and lemon juice.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.  Add this to the egg mixture.  Pour onto the hot, cooked crust.

Put it back in your 350-degree oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cut into bars and enjoy!

These bars have a mild lemon flavor.  If you want to pump up that flavor, splash a bit of lemon extract into the filling.  I also put a little lemon zest on top of the bars.  They are so delicious and easy to make!  My bet is they will become one of your family favorites too!

Be sure to check out what Dani Doman's Black Bottom Cupcakes over at Faster than Forever.  And here's a list of all the participants in the Spring Recipe Swap.  Have fun trying all their spring recipes!
  1. Deb Keyworth Deb’s Wordl
  2. Lauren Kim Mom Home Guide
  3. Laura Bambrick I do deClaire
  4. Joanne Rawson My Slices of Life
  5. Carrie Albrecht Curly Crafty Mom
  6. Penny Struebig Penny’s Passion
  7. Dani Doman Faster than Forever
  8. Dani Park Family.Love.Inspiration
  9. Leslie Clingan Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
  10. Cindy Handy  Seasonal and Holiday Recipe Exchange


  1. My younger son loves lemon bars - I am pinning this and will make it this weekend. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love anything flavoured with lemon, and these sound delicious!

  3. Yum! You always have a good recipe up your sleeves :)

  4. They look delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe and for including the pictures. Lemon bars and lemon pie are Chuck's favorites - and I usually do them from a box! I'll definitely try this recipe soon! He will thank you, I'm sure!

  5. Those sound so yummy! My mom loves anything with lemon so I will definitely be pinning these to try with her.

  6. Oh, I used to love making and most of all, eating these lemon bars. Haven't thought of them in a long while. So glad to be reminded of one of my favorite treats from childhood and to have the recipe again! Your photos are especially pretty, too. Thanks so much for joining me, sweets.

  7. Great flavor for Spring! These look delightful and refreshing!

  8. Yum, sounds good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.