Winning Lemon Bars

Classic Lemon Bars

Julie Rideout / Stocksy

Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 38 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
333 Calories
16g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 54mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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!


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 325 F. Blend the butter, 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar.

  3. 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.

  4. For the filling, blend eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Pour over the first layer.

  5. Return to oven and bake at 325 F for 20 minutes. Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while the bars are still warm.