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So-Easy Lemon Bars

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 35 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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See why hundreds of bakers have made this recipe their go-to lemon bar recipe! Refrigerated Pillsbury™ sugar cookies made quick work of the crust, saving you time but not sacrificing on taste. Plus, the delicious homemade filling made with fresh lemon juice and grated lemon peel comes together in minutes.

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
4
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel (2 medium)
1/3
cup fresh lemon juice (2 medium)
1
to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk or fork until well blended. Beat in granulated sugar, flour and butter until well blended. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. With knife dipped in hot water, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk or fork until well blended. Beat in granulated sugar, flour and butter until well blended. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. With knife dipped in hot water, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Don’t have lemons handy or not enough time to squeeze fresh lemon juice? You can substitute bottled lemon juice in a pinch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
49.3
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
22.4mg
8%
Sodium
8.1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9.2g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
0.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2.20%
2%
Calcium
0.40%
0%
Iron
0.70%
1%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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