Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars


"Yield depends on whether large or small bars are cut."


servings 115 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add in the lemon juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly colored on top. Cool in pan on wire rack. May be drizzled with a simple confectioners' sugar icing. Cut into large or small bars.
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  1. 8 Ratings


These had an excellent flavor and chewy texture--on the outside edges that were cooked correctly. The middle was very "sludgy" and remained so even after an extra 15 minutes of cooking. I thin...

i made these for christmas and my family loved them, i love them! great recipe, i didn't have raisins so i didn't add those, but next time i might try them

These were good, but I think they would have been better if I'd followed the recipe exactly. I fudged a little on the brown sugar because I ran out, and so I added a cup of mixed powdered sugar ...

This needed tweaking for the shortbread. I used butter and left out the raisins. I added raspberries for contrast flavors. It looked brown on top when it was done, so I might cook the base di...

Followed the recipe exactly and it was more of a cake than a true lemon bar. It looks nothing like the picture provided. If i wanted to make lemon bread I will use this recipe. Otherwise I will ...

This did not turn out how I expected. Did NOT look anything like the picture or lemon bars I ahve made in the past. Tastes ok, but wasn't what I wanted...

saw this recipe a few years ago in 2009 and have been making it since!!!! I love it. I love lemons and this is great! A family favorite as well. I have to remember to take a photo the next time ...

this one is turned out horrible