This is my Grandma’s Lemon Bars recipe – a classic made simple, delicious and melt-in-your mouth good!
As a child, whenever we went to visit my grandparents, my grandma always had a spread of several dozens of different varieties of homemade goodies. If it were for a special holiday, like Christmas, there were even more varieties. Her treat platters were impressive to say the least! Each item was unique, a labor of love, and absolutely delicious.
Before my grandma died, she hand-wrote out several of our family favorite recipes on cute little recipe cards. This recipe box from my grandma is one of my most prized possessions. Of all of the recipes of hers that I have shared, Grandma’s Lemon Bars are the absolute best, without question!
Grandma’s Lemon Bars are such an easy recipe to make. They have a perfect balance of tartness with sweet. The crust is simple, tender and buttery. My favorite memory about her lemon bars was the dusting of powdered sugar on top – it just melted in your mouth! There was always something magical about her lemon bars. Fortunately, this was one of the recipes she included in my recipe box, and fortunately when I make Grandma’s Lemon Bars, they taste exactly like hers did!
- ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- powdered sugar, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8" square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together butter, 1 cup flour and ¼ cup powdered sugar. Press into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
- In a large bowl, mix sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and baking powder. Add eggs, juice and zest, folding gently until combined.
- Pour lemon mixture over baked crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely and then dust with powdered sugar.
This week for Sunday Supper, we are sharing Meals with Meaning. The group is sharing recipes from a place in the heart. Whether it is a family recipe or the moment when a recipe was perfected, today we are sharing a story behind the recipe.
To make this event even more special, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards! Each recipe shared today pairs with either Gallo’s Merlot or Chardonnay. It is no secret that Gallo’s Merlot is one of my favorite wines, as I have featured it several times in the past. So this time I decided to challenge myself and make a recipe to pair with the Chardonnay. The wonderful citrus notes and hints of vanilla in this Chardonnay made it a natural pair with Grandma’s Lemon Bars. Grandma would definitely approve!
Read the stories behind the delicious recipes featured by the other Sunday Supper bloggers this week below…and enjoy!
- Baked Cavatini by Magnolia Days
- Italian Noodle Casserole by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- German Beef Rouladen by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Spinach by Ruffles & Truffles
- Lasagna Rolls by Casa de Crews
- Lemon Risotto by The Messy Baker
- New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Soup by The Weekend Gourmet
- Pan Seared Ribeye with Homemade Compound Butter by Big Bear’s Wife
- Portuguese Steak & Eggs – bife com ovo a cavalo by Family Foodie
- Roasted Garlic Cheese Fondue by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Reuben Mac and Cheese by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Spicy Pesto Shrimp Primavera by Flavor Mosaic
- Spinach Artichoke Pizza by Life Tastes Good
- Spinach Rice Casserole by Shockingly Delicious
- White Bean Chili with Cheddar Biscuits by Feed Me, Seymour
- Boston Cream Pie by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Chocolate Pavlova by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grandma’s Lemon Bars by Alida’s Kitchen
- Mom’s Apple Crisp by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Buttercream by The Redhead Baker
For more delicious Gallo Family Vineyards meals with meaning, visit the Gallo Family Vineyards blog.
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