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So-Easy Lemon Bars

so-easy lemon bars Dessert
So-Easy Lemon Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 36

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. MORE+ LESS-

July 26, 2018
Pillsbury Cookies
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Pillsbury Cookies

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) 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 lemon zest and 1/3 cup lemon juice from 2 medium lemons
1
to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. 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 mixed. Beat in granulated sugar, flour and butter until well blended. Stir in lemon zest 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This Pillsbury fan favorite recipe is sure to please any crowd and add a little color and a lot of flavor to any get-together. Best of all, these bars only require 15 minutes of prep time. Using refrigerated sugar cookie dough for the base makes these lemon bars the easiest dessert you’ll ever make. For the filling, fresh lemon juice and zest give the best flavor, but bottled lemon juice can be substituted if that is what you’ve got on hand. Be sure to let your lemon bars cool completely before cutting to let the lemon curd layer set and allow time for the fresh lemon flavor fully develop. If you like the flavor of these citrusy lemon bars don’t forget to try these other recipes for lemon lovers.

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