Monday, May 2, 2011

Lemon Bars

It's May now, so Spring has been here a while,  but in honor of March of Dimes, I am sharing an old favorite of mine from high school - Lemon Bars!  This was a bake sale wonder and always sold out quickly.  Raising money for March of Dimes was near and dear to the director's heart as she had a child with a birth defect.  Each year we spent the entire month of March doing car washes, bake sales, garage sales, you name it.  And the newspaper in Galveston looooved the Tornettes of Ball High School:
1979 March of Dimes - Galveston Daily News

Lemon Bars

1 1/2 c. plus 3 T. flour
1/2 powdered sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/3 c. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 13x9 dish.  
Combine the 1 1/2 c. flour, butter, and powdered sugar til crumbly.  
Press into dish.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix all else.  
Pour over crust and bake 20 minutes more.  
Cool; dust with additional powdered sugar and cut into squares.

I remember my Tornette officer my freshman year swooning over these, and my mom requesting I bake them for the family often.  I don't make them as much any more, but whenever I do, they disappear quickly.  Go hug your healthy babes and bake them some Lemon Bars!

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【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

It's been years and years since I've made these. Yours look absolutely yummy!!!

shopannies said...

sounds so yummy thanks for sharing I believe my mom used to make these but I am going to make them for her this time :) Comve over for a visit at


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