Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Sunshine Burst Lemon Bars

Sunshine Burst Lemon Bars

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From the kitchen of Francesca Louise Patterson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
45-60 minutes
36 bars
Good for parties/potlucks


2 1/4 cups flour, divided
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup lemon juice (or non-fizz lemonade)
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice (or non-fizz lemonade)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 13x9 inch cake pan.

  3. In large bowl, combine 2 cups four, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and margarine; beat at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of pan.

  4. Bake for 20-30min until brown or golden.

  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder and 1/4 cup flour; blend well.

  6. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice.

  7. Pour filling ingredients over warm crust.

  8. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25-30mins or until top is golden brown.

  9. Let cool for 1 hour.

  10. In small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired glazing consistency; blend until smooth.

  11. Glaze cooled bars, cut into squares.


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