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Lemon Bars

Tender crust and tart filling are a great combination.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 33 to 40 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 16 bars



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, softened


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Additional powdered sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To Make CRUST: Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl until well mixed and crumbly. Press into bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8-inch pan.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. To Make FILLING: Mix all filling ingredient with electric mixer or wire whisk until well blended.
  5. Pour filling over hot crust. Return to oven and continue baking for 18 to 20 minutes or until filling is just set.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.