Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

This recipe comes from Gourmet Magazine. It is very simple and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shortbread Base:Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut butter into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. In food processor, process all ingredients until mixture begins to form small lumps.
  4. Press mixture evenly into 9x13 baking pan.
  5. Bake in middle of oven until golden, about 20 minutes.
  6. While shortbread is baking, prepare topping.
  7. Topping: In bowl whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until combined well.
  8. Stir in lemon juice and flour.
  9. Pour lemon mixture over hot shortbread base.
  10. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake in middle of oven until set, about 30 minutes.
  11. Let cool completely in pan then sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
Most Helpful

Like Junebug, I found these to be good and easily made with normal ingredients. I did make a few adjustments. Those were to half the recipe and make in an 8z8 pan, added a little extra sugar(1 1/4 cups-recipe halved-but still found it to be a little tart for my taste), used bottled lemon juice instead of fresh, and used margarine instead of unsalted butter and omitted the salt in the crust. Also, I didn't use my food processor, just cut my butter, flour, and sugar with a pastry blender. Thanks for sharing your recipe, seahorse73!

~cbw~ October 18, 2003

Made these for my lemon loving husband, says the more lemon the better. I used the juice from 2 lemons with enough water to make 3/4's cup and I added the zest of 1 and 1/2 of the lemons. (After trying to please him with this stupid recipe I found, promising the ease of a 2 ingredient recipe ((lemon pie filling and angel food cake mix)) Don't bother with that unless needing a sponge to wipe the counters!) This more than made up for it!! this one's a keeper.

in.good.taste February 26, 2016

3 Stars and I am being generous. Easy to make, but they did not have near the flavor of previous lemon bars I have made. Oh yeah, they were crumbly and unattractive to boot. People typically love my dishes. They didn't eat half of this one and I don't blame them. I was embarrassed to serve them at a party. Never again.<br/><br/>Tex

TexBunda July 04, 2013