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lemon bar recipe

Lemon Bars

These easy lemon bars will quickly become a summer staple!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 264kcal


For the crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For the filling

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


For the crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Add the flour, butter, and powdered sugar to a bowl and beat with a mixer until the dough comes together.
  • Press the dough into an ungreased 8x8 baking dish. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes. 

For the filling

  • Add the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the filling over the crust and return to the oven for 25 minutes. The filling should be just slightly jiggly.
  • Cool for one hour before dusting with powdered sugar.



Store lemon bars tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Recipe from a Taste of Home magazine.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.9mg