Holiday Lemon Bars

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 25 plus
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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Vickie Lege In memory of her Mom Lois Mayard

From the author –  My mother had some good recipes and most of them she didn’t write down. I just learned from experience while watching her (when she would let me in the kitchen!) These Lemon Bars are a tradition in my family at Christmas time. The recipe can be doubled for larger crowds.


  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup confectionary sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • Pinch of salt
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • Grated zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Confectionary sugar for decorating topping
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans


Step 1

For dough:

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350.

Step 3

Cream butter and add remaining ingredients (sugar, flour, pinch of salt and nuts) for crust. Mix together until evenly blended. Press into greased 9x13 inch non stick pan or buttered glass pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 4

For filling:

Step 5

Combine eggs and sugar, blending until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and pour over hot, baked crust.

Step 6

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until it sets. Sprinkle the top with confectionary sugar while hot. Cut into bars.

Can be refrigerated but best eaten the same day.

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