Lemon Bars — Traditional as Mom and Apple Pie

Discovered today as Cinnamah-Brosia’s “Daily Delight” recipes from The Essence of Humility have been added to the blog for your convenience, lemon is found in several of them. This entry is no different. In fact, it is one of the most traditional American dessert recipes — almost as All-American as Mom and Applie Pie.

Speaking of Mom, here’s my Mom’s recipe for lemon bars — in her own handwriting. I’ve typed it out below for those challenged to decipher her script.

Lemon Bars (from the kitchen of Grace Uhrhammer)

2 Cups regular flour
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 Cup melted butter (or margarine)
Mix together and pat into 8 X 12 pan; bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees

4 eggs slightly beaten
2 Cups granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons lemon juice
Mix together, then fold into the mix:
4 Tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pour filling mixture over baked base. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

While still warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar. (Keep refrigerated).

Copyright 2019, Lynn U. Watson

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