Aunt Susie's Lemon Shortbread Bars

Aunt Susie's Lemon Shortbread Bars


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Get back to memories of childhood with Aunt Sue's Lemon Shortbread Bars. It has been a recipe that has been enjoyed for generations. Lemons are a perfect fruit of the summer months, but this recipe is also perfect for the winter. Without being too sweet, this recipe will provide a refreshing treat that is ideal for any warm or cold weather meal. It is a great way to celebrate summer. Here is the recipe.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

36 lemon bars


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon peel (grated)
  • 1 tsp orange peel (grated)
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

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Combine flour, powdered sugar, and fruit peels in a food processor. Add butter, cover, and mix until dough forms.

Flatten mixture into a 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

In separate bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Place over warm crust.  Bake another 15 minutes.

In smaller bowl, mix topping ingredients and place over filling.

Bake eight minutes until set. Cool and refrigerate at least 12 hours. Cut into bars and store in refrigerator.  This recipe makes 36 bars.

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