Who Loves Lemon Bars?

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Who needs chocolate when you can have lemon?  I love chocolate and almost any dessert worth its salt, er sweet, usually has some chocolate in it.  I will say, though, that the Amish are particularly good at scratching out sweets using confections like corn syrup, molasses, and lemon.  The Keim Family Market, for instanace, in Adams County, Ohio’s Amish community sells legendary lemon turn-overs.

This is Lovina’s recipe for homemade lemon squares.  They are tasty!

1 cup flour
1 /4 cup powdered sugar
1 / 2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
Dash of salt
2 1 /2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 /2 teaspoon baking powder
In  a small bowl, combine flour, butter, and powdered sugar. Press into 8 X8  inch pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Beat together eggs, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and baking powder.  Pour over crust and bake 20 -25 minutes more.  Sprinkle with icing sugar.  Not too sweet but very good!
Sometimes in our household we need a break from Amish desserts, so Rachel whipped up Paula Deen’s equally delicious recipe for Lemon Bars over the Easter weekend.  Here is Paula Deen’s recipe, and two photos.lemon bars  The first is the lovely Rachel displaying the lemon bars, followed by a close-up of these delicious creations (they’ll be long gone by tomorrow!)

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Yummy Lemon bars



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan.

Make the crust by combining the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour or confectioners’ sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, if desired, when the bars are done.

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  1. Yum. Love those lemon squares.

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  2. Love anything lemon. These look awesome. Keim’s does have the best lemon turnovers. I can never leave that store without buying some. Do you need help eating those, if so just let me know. Not too far a drive :)

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