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Whole lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar, cut into squares and served on a silver platter
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Whole Lemon Bars

Author Serving Up Southern


Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 stick melted butter

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon preferably organic
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    For the crust:

    • In a medium bowl mix the flour, powdered sugar, dash of salt, and the melted butter.
    • Press the ingredients into the bottom of a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Bake crust for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

    For the filling:

    • Cut both ends off of the lemon, cut it in half and remove all the seeds. Slice into thin slices.
    • Put lemon slices into processor or blender with sugar and lemon juice and purée until liquified.
    • Add the eggs, cornstarch, dash of salt, and melted butter and blend until smooth.
    • Pour onto hot crust and bake 25 - 30 minutes, or until filling is not longer jiggly. Cool and cut into bars. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.