Borden’s Rich Lemon Bars

Borden's Rich Lemon Bars

Pucker up for sunshine in every bite with these Borden’s Rich Lemon Bars: a symphony of sweet and tart, a citrusy ode to summer captured in golden squares.


  • A shortbread crust, buttery and crumbly, whispering its promise beneath your fingertips.
  • A velvety lemon filling, shimmering with sunshine, its vibrant zest tantalizing your nose.
  • Each bite is a delightful dance, the sweet-tart melody of lemon harmonizing with the buttery base.

The essentials:

  • Flour: The foundation upon which the citrusy magic unfolds.
  • Confectioners’ sugar: Adding a whisper of sweetness and a light, ethereal texture.
  • Butter: Melty and golden, singing its rich counterpoint.
  • Granulated sugar: Sweetening the lemon’s tangy chorus.
  • Eggs: Bringing richness and binding the symphony together.
  • Baking powder: A touch of lightness to elevate the citrusy harmony.
  • RealLemon Lemon Juice: The show’s star, its vibrant voice ringing clear.

The finale:

  • Dust the bars with powdered sugar, a snowy blanket reflecting the citrusy glow.
  • Savor each bite, letting the sweet-tart symphony dance on your tongue.
  • Share with loved ones, spreading the sunshine and filling your kitchens with laughter.

These Borden’s Rich Lemon Bars are more than just dessert; they celebrate simple pleasures and bright flavors. So grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let the citrusy magic begin!

Bonus tip: For an extra zesty kick, garnish with fresh lemon zest before serving.

I hope this description is evocative and entices you to bake these delicious lemon bars!

Borden's Rich Lemon Bars

Borden's Rich Lemon Bars
A vintage clipped recipe from Borden for Rich Lemon Bars made with flour, confectioners' sugar, butter, eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, and RealLemon Lemon Juice.
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  • 1 1/2 cups unsifted flour
  • 3 tbsp unsifted flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold margarine or butter
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup RealLemon Lemon Juice from Concentrate
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, cut in margarine until crumbly.
  • Press onto bottom of lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan; bake 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, RealLemon brand and remaining 3 tablespoons of flour; mix well.
  • Pour over baked crust; bak 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar. Store covered in refigerator.

Kitchen Helper 2

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9x13 Cake Pan 1
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Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Bars, Lemon


This recipe is clipped from a Borden advertisement. 

Looking for other Lemon Bar recipes?

Check out this handwritten recipe for Lemon Bars and Mom’s Lemon Bars.

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