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Best Lemon Bar Recipe

Course: Dessert & Sweets Recipes, Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon, oven
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 543kcal
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.
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Easy Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Lemon Filling

  • 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.

Lemon Filling

  • 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