Lemon Bars

Another one from Leif's grandmother. She had a Eureka lemon tree in her yard, and was always trying to find recipes to use the lemons. This one has a strong lemon flavor.


2¼ cupsflour
½ cuppowdered sugar
1 cupmargarine or butter
4eggs, beaten
2 cupsgranulated sugar
½ cuplemon juice
2 tspgrated lemon peel
½ tspbaking powder


Sift together 2 cups flour and powdered sugar. Cut in butter until mixture clings together. Press mixture into a 13"× 9" inch glass baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Beat together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and peel. Sift together the remaining ¼ cup flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350°F 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. Cool.