Lemon Bars Recipe

This Lemon Bar Recipe needs just 5 ingredients that you most likely already have at home. They’re easy to make and are perfect for parties, barbecues, picnics, showers, or for a simple dessert after Sunday dinner.

Lemon Bar Recipe

A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, a perfect combination for your dessert table.

What you’ll need to make these Lemon Squares:

Crust:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Lemon Topping:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 lemons juiced (about 2/3 cup)

How to Make Lemon Squares

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together the softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch baking dish.
    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm and golden.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 2/3 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  5. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. The bars will firm up as they cool. Cut into 2 inch squares.
  6. Sprinkle the Lemon Squares with powered sugar

For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and add a drop of green food coloring to give the Lime Squares a pale green color. After both pans have cooled, cut into 2 inch squares. Display in a checkered pattern.

lemon squares recipe

Easy Lemon Bar Recipe:

Lemon Bars
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Lemon Topping:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 lemons juiced (about 2/3 cup)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together the softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish/pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, mix together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 2/3 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and add a drop of green food coloring to give them a pale green color. After both pans have cooled, cut into 2 inch squares.
  5. Sprinkle the Lemon Squares with powered sugar

The Lemon Bars were a guest favorite, I even got a request from my sister who was out of town to save her a piece after she heard how good they were. I’m glad I put a couple pieces to the side as the next time I opened up the fridge all of the Lemon Bars were gone. We will definitely be making this Lemon Bar Recipe again, they are so easy to make and we almost always have all the ingredients on hand.  Next time I plan to make an additional batch and substitute the lemon with lime.

 

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Comments

  1. These sound delicious, these would be dangerous I would want to eat them all.

  2. Rosie says:

    Wow – I haven’t made lemon bars in sooo long, and this recipe has me wanting to run to the kitchen! I love high quality organic butter in the summer – and fresh lemons ripened in the sun – make the yummiest bars!

  3. Sarah says:

    These are delicious! I made a batch night before last and added the zest of 2 lemons to the topping mix, and we used unbleached organic flour and sugar and unsalted butter. The squares were a hit with both immediate and extended family! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Elena says:

    Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. Looks delicious….and that’s coming from a chocolate-holic. I was actually just at the store and saw bags of lemons on sale. I think this will be on my table this weekend.

  6. Adriane says:

    Those look so delicious!! I love lemon desserts year round.

  7. Laura J says:

    Oh these look so good! Growing up my grandmother always used to make lemon bars…I have tried some but not found a recipe that was like hers. This looks like it would be really close! I am going to have to try!!!!!

  8. Jose says:

    Incredibly easy and absolutely tasty! My pan was smaller so I did 75% of every ingredient. Just a note: I’ve added lemons zest to the dough to get some extra flavour in the crust.

  9. nicole dz says:

    lemon bars remind me of spring and summer, we always have these at are family picnics and outdoor parties, yummy!

  10. Saw this recipe on Pinterest. Can’t wait to make them for our friends who are coming over this week.

  11. Maryann D. says:

    I love Lemon Bars but I never tried to make them myself. One day when I have time I have to give this a shot, they look so delicious.

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