Teacher Pat’s Lemon Bars

Wednesday, March 31st 2021, 3:49 pm
By: News 9

Teacher Pat’s Lemon Bars


  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  3. ½ cup powdered sugar
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt

Lemon Filling:

  1. 4 large eggs
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 6 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 2 lemons, zested
  5. 4 tablespoon flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. Powdered sugar, for dusting the top

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a bowl and press into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While the crust is cooking make the filling.
  6. In the same bowl you made the crust, beat the eggs with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  7. Add in the sugar and lemon zest.
  8. Continue to beat together until combined.
  9. Stir in the lemon juice.
  10. Using a fine mesh strainer, sift in the dry ingredients while the mixer is running and continue to mix until there are no lumps.
  11. Remove the crust from the oven and immediately pour the lemon mixture over the top of the HOT crust and return to the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove the bars from the oven and allow them to cool on the counter.
  13. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  14. Cut into bars and dust with additional powdered sugar before serving.

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