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Mani's Lemon Bars

Categories: Bars & Brownies

Submitted by: Mani Niall

This is a classic lemon bar recipe topped with powdered sugar. This easy to follow recipe is filled with lemon zest and juice.


  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 10 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 stick unsalted butter
  • 5 lg. eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon rind
  • 2/3 c. fresh lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with a double layer of parchment overhanging the edge on two sides.

For the crust, place the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt in the workbowl of a food processor. Pulse to blend, add the butter and pulse to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread evenly in the prepared pan and pat down firmly and evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes, until set and almost browned.

While the crust is baking, whisk the eggs, sugar and flour until blended, then add the lemon zest and juice. Pour over the crust while still in the pan and reduce the heat to 325 F. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes just until the lemon is set and not jiggly. Cool and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Run a knife around the exposed edge without the parchment and gently lift from the pan using the parchment and a spatula. Place on the counter and cut into squares.

Sift powdered sugar over the bars and serve.