Gran’s Lemon Bars

when life hands you lemons …. make Gran’s lemon bars!

My Gran is such an AMAZING cook and baker! I’ve gotten some of the best tips and recipes from her. Everything in her life is SIMPLY MARRRVELOUS and this is SO true for her lemon bars! They ARE marvelous, and tangy, and sooo delicious! I cherish my time with her and creating her recipes makes it feel like she’s here with me, even when she’s miles away in San Antonio.

I am a true sucker for tangy sweets, such as lemon bars. They’re so sweet and lemony with a shortbread cookie crust. The first time I made this recipe was last summer and I was so surprised with how easy they are. Tonight I’m sitting at home with my older brother and say to myself, “Hey, I want to bake something.” So I look through all my family recipes and realize I have everything for this treat on hand. Here is how you make them!! Everyone will be so impressed with your mad skillz.

“Whitney, this is easy, excellent, and one of dad’s favorites”


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Butter or grease a 10×13 baking dish

INGREDIENTS (these ingredients and steps are word for word from my Gran’s recipe)


–          1 cup real butter (2 sticks)

–          ¼ teaspoon of salt

–          ½ cup sifted powdered sugar

–          2 cups flour sifted

Blend well and press in greased 10×13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (try baking less than 30 minutes)


–          4 eggs slightly beaten

–          5 tablespoons of lemon juice

–          1 lemon grated (aka zest!)

–          2 cups sugar

–          4 tablespoons flour

Mix and pour over the 1st mixture and bake 20-30 minutes or until solid. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into squares when thoroughly cold.

do a dance while listening to kool tunez



YES! That’s all it takes to make an amazing dessert passed down for generations!





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