Grandma’s Lemon Wedges

  • Details
  • Related Items

You can never have too many lemon bar recipes, but this one is the only one that you need. This was my Grandma’s recipe, and the stains on the recipe card are a testament to how often it’s been made. Most lemon bars are made too sweet to cut the tartness of the lemon, but the addition of the glaze in this recipe balances out the sweet and tart lemon flavor perfectly. Sometimes I add poppy seeds to the shortbread crust or sprinkle sumac on top just for fun. These can be made in a square pan and cut into bars, but look pretty cut in wedges too. Make these and I’m sure that they will disappear as quickly as they always did in our home.


  1. Kay Douglas says:

    I’m curious: why does the lemon filling need baking powder? Can I substitute baking soda?

    • Jamie says:

      Sorry, that got put in the wrong spot. Thanks for catching it! The baking powder goes in the crust. Enjoy!

Add a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that is quick and easy to make and can be served for any meal of the day.

Sheermal (semi-sweet saffron and cardamom-enriched bread)

Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan, the World Spice Cookbook Club featured selection for April 2017 showcases a full-flavored cuisine with Arabic and Far East Asian influences on many dishes. Author …

Chinese Five Spiced Apple Carrot Pie

Tender carrots are surprisingly sweet when baked in a brown sugar syrup, especially when united with perfect Washington apples and plump little raisin gems. The fresh ginger is a classic pairing with the carrot, and …

Hahn Family Sweet Treats

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without the desserts. Pumpkin pie is par for the course, where sweet treats are concerned, but few folks stop there. Every family has their own unique preferences, and this …

Sumac Strawberries with Jasmine Pearl Pound Cake

In college, a friend from Azerbaijan first introduced me to Sumac. The deep reddish-purple spice is sour and bright, and makes for a beautiful garnish. Ever since then, I’ve always thought of it as a …