Carnation® Lemon Bars Recipe -
Carnation(R) Lemon Bars Recipe
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Carnation® Lemon Bars

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"Lemon bars generate thoughts of tall glasses of icy lemonade on a sweltering day. What better baked good to offer with cold or hot drinks than mouth-watering lemon bars."

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Original recipe makes 48 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    2 hrs 55 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. FOR CRUST COMBINE flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Press lightly onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. FOR FILLING BEAT sweetened condensed milk and eggs in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in lemon juice, flour, baking powder, salt and food coloring just until blended. Fold in lemon peel; pour over crust.
  4. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 02, 2004

This is a very tasty lemon bar. To make cutting and serving a bit easier, I lined the pan with parchment paper. Foil would work as well. Leave a little paper hanging ove the edge and when the bars cool, just lift the whole thing out then it's a cinch to cut even pretty bars. k

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 07, 2003

I cooked exactly as recipe. Difficult to cut from a glass pan. Did not look nice enough to serve for guests.


8 Ratings

Dec 02, 2003

Great! Refreshing taste. best if made in a jellyroll pan. easier to cut into neat pieces. Suggest cutting with a wet knife.

Oct 02, 2008

the crust wasn't sweet enough. i think adding the condensed milk made the filling too fluffy. not the best recipe for lemon bars

Jun 28, 2005

i cooked my crust for about 20 mins until it was golden brown, then i put the filling in to bake. i also added 1/2 tsp. of lemon extract to the filling because some of the reviews said that the bars were not lemony enough. i loved the flavor and thought they came out good, what i did not like was that they do not come out of the pan easily. may it is beacuse i cooked the crust, oh well.

Jan 07, 2005

Pretty good, but mine was gooey in the center--I may make a gain but bake a few minutes longer--tasted both tart and sweet!


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  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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