Homemade Lemon Bars from scratch are easy to make and delicious! Enjoy this refreshing lemon bars recipe that’s perfect for dessert! I bet you can't eat just one!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 56minutes
Servings 9large bars
½cuplemon juicefresh (3-4 lemons worth)
1tbslemon zest optional
Powdered sugar for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine all the ingredients for the crust, mixing thoroughly until you have a dough. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, making sure to cover the entire bottom of the dish and the dough is spread out evenly. (1 cup flour, ¼ cup powdered sugar, pinch of salt, ½ cup melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla)
Bake the dough for 20 minutes or just until the edges start to brown.
While dough is baking, combine all the ingredients for the for the filling in a medium sized mixing bowl. (1 cup sugar, 3 tbs flour, 3 eggs, ½ cup lemon juice, 1 tbs lemon zest)
Pour filling into baked crust. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the center of the lemon bars is set and doesn’t jiggle. Let cool completely then dust with powdered sugar and more lemon zest!
Tips and Tricks
Leftovers: refrigerate any leftover bars- either in an airtight container or put plastic wrap over the dish you baked them in.
Cutting: To cut the lemon bars cleanly simply wipe down the knife you use to cut them after every cut.
Garnish: I highly recommend garnishing with a little extra lemon zest!