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heart-shaped lemon bars!

Today I am sharing a special lemon bar recipe that was passed down from my amazingly talented mother-in-law! I really hope she doesn’t kill me for sharing this with the world, but I couldn’t resist! I think this will probably be one of the only recipes I share of hers, unless I can convince her to create some for S&C! Hmmm, something to think about… what a treat that would be because she is THAT good of a baker! Anyway, I didn’t even like lemon bars until she made these… then I flipped and now I LOVE them! The crust alone is so tasty, especially the dough (which doesn’t contain eggs so eat up, haha). Hope you enjoy them, thanks Char for the recipe! 
Lemon Bars
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter


Combine all the ingredients until the dough clings together. Press the dough into a 9×13 un-greased pan. Bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees.
Lemon filling:
4 eggs
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 or 3 lemons will do the trick)
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Mix the eggs together first. Then continue to mix in the rest of the ingredients. Try not to over-mix the filling… a tip would be to add the dry ingredients together in a bowl first. Take the crust out of the oven and pour the lemon filling on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool completely before you cut into squares or shapes. Once the shapes are cut, sift powdered sugar on top! SO GOOD!


I used the heart cookie cutters from William-Sonoma and the spoon can be purchased, here or here or here


Photo credit: Sugar and Charm 
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8 responses to heart-shaped lemon bars!

  1. January 17, 2011

    ok, where did you get that wooden spoon??? i need one! i will be making these asap. i was just trying to figure out something yummy to make with the lemons i just picked off our tree, i only have three of them so hopefully it will be enough juice! yay!

  2. January 17, 2011

    I love lemon bars. I love hearts. Heart-shaped lemon bars?! I’m in heaven!

  3. January 17, 2011

    Lemon bars run a very close second to my favorite guilty pleasure. Thank you for the recipe…oh & perfect styling & photography. LOVE!

  4. January 17, 2011

    Adorable!!! And the recipe sounds delish. Wonderful idea 🙂

  5. January 18, 2011


  6. January 19, 2011

    i looove lemon bars – this is such an adorable idea!

  7. July 24, 2017

    Today i made there lemon bar and they were so yumm

    1. Eden
      July 25, 2017


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