Winning Lemon Bars

lemon bars
Richard Jung/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 38 mins
  • Yield: 16 Servings
Ratings (9)
This recipe for lemon bars includes fresh lemon juice and zest, eggs, butter, and other ingredients. It's an easy recipe, perfect for a weekend treat!

What You'll Need

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter, softened
  • 2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar (confectioners')
  • For the Filling:
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon peel (finely grated)

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 325°. Blend together the butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar.
  2. Pat flour and butter mixture into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to a rack while you make the filling.
  3. For filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Pour over first layer.
  4. Return to oven and bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while the bars are still warm.

    You Might Also Like

    Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

    Lemon Cheese Bars

    Easy Lemon Cookies

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 333
    Total Fat 16 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 83 mg
    Sodium 335 mg
    Carbohydrates 46 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)