Light Lemon Bars

Light Lemon Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.7
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.8 mg
  • Sodium: 53.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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This lemony treat is refreshing and not too sweet. It's perfect for an afternoon tea or a spring party. This lemony treat is refreshing and not too sweet. It's perfect for an afternoon tea or a spring party.
Number of Servings: 16


    1 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 cup butter (melted)

    3 lemons
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    2 egg whites
    2 tablespoons flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons powdered sugar


1. Preheat over to 350. Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray. For crust, combine flour and powdered sugar in mixing bowl. Add butter; blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture onto bottom of baking dish. Bake for 17 minutes; remove from oven to cool.

2. For filling, zest two of the lemons to get 2 teaspoons of zest, cut finely. Juice lemons to measure 1/2 cup juice. In small mixing bowl, combine lemon zest, juice and granulated sugar; whisk. Add eggs, egg whites, flour and salt to mixing bowl; whisk until blended.

3. Pour filling over crust, spreading evenly. Bake 20 minutes or until filling is set. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut in to bars. Makes 16 bars.

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Add lemon zest of the 3 lemons for more lemony flavor. - 4/6/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great. Just like any other lemon bars. I cut the sugar for the filling in half, and it was pleasantly tart with good lemony flavor. - 6/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were great! Easiest treats I've ever made. I couldn't stop eating them. I've already recommended coworkers try to make them at home because I didn't have any left for them to test! - 5/11/12

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  • Can't beat these! - 2/17/17

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  • These were great. I made them last Easter. Will make again! - 11/6/15

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