When I got married, my grandma threw me a bridal shower and had every guest bring a favorite recipe for me to add to a recipe box so that I would have a few tried-and-true recipes as I started my married life.  My great-aunt Afton brought her “famous” Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars and they quickly became one of my favorite recipes.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

My boys like to joke that I don’t have just a sweet tooth, but that I have sweet teeth!  In other words, I really, really like sweet treats.  I have to be careful when I make these Lemon Bars because I will eat an entire pan.  They are just so yummy!  And, since these old-fashioned lemon bars came from my great-aunt, they make me think of my childhood and the wonderful family members who are now smiling down on us from heaven. I miss them all like crazy!

Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon Bars Recipe

Crust:

  • 2 C. Flour
  • 3/4 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 C. Soft Butter

Mix and press in a 10 1/2 X 15 1/2 greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.

While the crust is baking, mix together:

  • 4 large Eggs Beaten
  • 2 C. Sugar
  • 1/3 C. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 C + 1 Tbls Flour

Pour over hot crust and bake at 350° for 20 mins.  Top with powdered sugar (optional). Let cool completely before cutting.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

I love fruity desserts and this recipe has a great mix of sweet, sour and salty.  Yum!  I made up a batch of these for our last family get-together and I had a hard time keeping my boys out of them so that I could take them.

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Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 C Flour
  • 3/4 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 C Butter (softened)

Filling

  • 4 Large Eggs beaten
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1/3 C Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 C + 1 Tbls Flour

Instructions

  • Mix and press in a 10 1/2 X 15 1/2 greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, mix filling ingredients. 
    Pour over hot crust and bake at 350° for 20 mins. Top with powdered sugar (optional). Let cool completely before cutting.
I love that I have recipes that have been handed down to me from some of my favorite people who are no longer here on earth. It makes me feel close to them and reminds me of all of the wonderful reunions and parties that made my childhood special.
These Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars will always make me smile because of the wonderful lady that they remind me of. She always had a big, bright smile and a huge hug for everyone she knew!

 

Do you have any recipes that have been passed down to you from family members?  

If you love recipes like these Old-fashioned Lemon Bars, make sure you check out these other family favorites of mine: 

marshmallow brownies sq

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Rainbow Crispy Treats

Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats