Best Lemon Bar Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
This is hands-down, the best classic lemon bar recipe. It has the perfect ratio of crumbly cookie crust topped with tangy sweet baked on lemon flavor.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting)
Preheat oven to 350°
Using an electric handheld mmixer, cream butter and sugar together in a small bowl until light and fluffy - about five minutes.
Slowly add in flower until blended.
Press dough into an ungreased 8 x 8 inch baking dish, and evenly spread out in bottom of pan to a thin crust.
Place in oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges of the crust are a light golden brown.
In a large bowl using an electric handheld mixer, beat sugar, eggs, lemon juice, flour, lemon zest and baking powder until frothy and pour over the hot crust.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until set and golden brown. Remove baking pan from oven and cool on a wire rack for ten minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into equal squares.
Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg