Monday, 25 July 2011

Baking My Way: Pillsbury Sunburst Lemon Bar

I really like different lemon treats but for some reason I usually hesitate to make them, and I'm not too sure why. I think it might because I think they are going to be hard, but they're usually not! This one is a great example of that! It's super simple! I flipped through, found it, made sure I had everything and went for it! It turned out great and looks just like in the picture!

I gives these a 3 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")

(It's always nice when I can find the recipe online and don't have to type it all out!)

Kitchen Tip: Cool these bars completely and let the filling set before attempting to cut them.

Recipe Variation: To simplify the final touch for this rich dessert, sift powdered sugar over the top instead of icing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes (Ready in 2 hours)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened

4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Heat oven to 350'F In large bowl, combine all base ingredients at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture
evenly in bottom of un-greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350'F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine all filling ingredients except lemon juice; blend well. Stir in 1/4 cup lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm base.
3. Bake at 350°F for an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
4. In small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency; blend until smooth. Frost cooled bars. Cut into bars.

Yield: 36 bars


  1. Sounds YUM to me! I LOVE lemon flavored bars...I will be trying these soon.

  2. I love lemon bars and I do like that these are glazed instead of the powdered sugar.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. I love glaze on my lemon bars!

  4. they look great! love lemon bars :)

  5. This recipe looks really good! It would be great if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  6. ya, it's a very yummy bar, great for the summer time!

  7. my mom used to make a lemon flavored bar and these sound delicious a bit different from hers but so great come see what I shared at

  8. Lemon Bars are the best and these look delicious!

  9. Hello Amanda! I found you through At Home With Haley’s Blog Hop. I'm lovin' your Sunburst Lemon Bars!
    Have a great day! Sherri


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