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Lemon Bars Recipe

Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe- easy to make and delicious! Enjoy this refreshing lemon bars recipe that’s prefect for dessert or a fun treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 46 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes
Servings 9 large bars
Calories 275kcal
Author Lisa



  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup lemon juice fresh (3-4 lemons worth)
  • 1 tbs lemon 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. (1 cup flour, ¼ cup powdered sugar, pinch of salt, ½ cup melted butter, and 1 tsp vanilla)
  • 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.
  • 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 26-28 minutes or until the center of the lemon bars is set and doesn’t jiggle.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut, and enjoy!



Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg