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Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

Rosina

Yield depends on whether large or small bars are cut.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

KCANDROSE
18
3/16/2008

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 think next time I'll try it in an 11 x 7 pan, and perhaps drop the oven temperature to 325. I used dried cranberries, they were a wonderful replacement for the raisins.

rachel
15
2/14/2007

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

hondafifi
9
8/21/2006

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 and molasses. I do not recommend this, as the molasses takes over the flavor.