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Lemon Love Notes

on August 16, 2016


I first made these Lemon Love Notes when my oldest daughter played volleyball. The volleyball club would hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser every year, and each family had to contribute a couple of pans of bars as part of the dinner. This was one of the bars I made, found in what cookbook? Grandma’s church cookbook. That’s where I looked, because that’s where there are the best tried and true recipes. Well, the rest is history. I have made these ever since and they’re the favorite of the two lemon lovers in the family, and pretty much everyone else, too.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Lemon Love Notes


Mix as for pie crust:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter

Pat into a 8″ x 8″ pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


Mix rest of ingredients:

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice

2 1/2 teaspoon flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 lemon rind, grated

Pour over crust and bake again for 25 minutes.



3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon milk

1 Tablespoon butter, softened

Spread topping over bars.

Cut into squares.


The crust seems weird and very dry, but it works.


There’s nothing like the smell of fresh lemon.


After baking the crust, pour on the filling and back into the oven.


The top looks a bit strange right out of the oven, but the frosting will cover that right up.


I love these bars as much as the lemon lovers in the family. The frosting on top is so good!


The crust seriously just melts in your mouth, the filling is lemony and tangy, and it’s all topped off with that sweet and creamy frosting. These bars are so easy to make and they are delicious. Period. Lemon lover or not, you’re gonna love these!






3 responses to “Lemon Love Notes

  1. […] many different recipes for lemon bars on Plenty Sweet Life like Lemon Cheese Bars, Lem-O-Nut Bars, Lemon Love Notes, and Lemon […]

  2. […] her favorite tea, bringing out a tray of beautiful little tea treats (like Orange Sugar Cookies or Lemon Love Notes), and a nice plate of these delicious tea […]

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