Finally! Lemon Bars That I Love!

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Wildflour

This is the best (finally!) recipe for lemon bars that I've tried. And I've tried a LOT of them over the years. This is the winner hands down! Found in an old Good Houskeeping cookbook! (I still changed it a little, but very minor changes.)

Top Review by bad kitty 1116

10 stars! These turned out so wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to post such a great recipe with exceptional instructions. I will not need to look for anymore lemon bars recipes, this is it! I did use fresh lemon juice and I added the zest of 1 lemon to the filling. These came out looking beautiful as well as tasting delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 13" x 9" baking pan with foil extending it over the sides a little. Lightly spray foil with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  3. In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I use a whisk.
  4. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle dough evenly into bottom of pan. Level, brushing with your hand lightly, then pat dough firmly into bottom.
  6. Bake 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Meanwhile, in large mixer, beat eggs on high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Reduce speed to low, add lemon juice, sugar, baking powder, salt, and remaining 3 Tbl. flour.
  9. Beat until blended, scraping sides and bottom of bowl occaisionally.
  10. Pour filling over warm crust.
  11. Bake 15 minutes, or until filling is just set and golden around the edges.
  12. Transfer pan to wire rack.
  13. Sift powdered sugar (1 Tbl.-1/4 cup) on top over warm filling.
  14. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  15. When cool, lift out holding on to foil, and transfer whole thing to a cutting board or surface.
  16. When cool, cut into bars.
  17. Makes 24-36 bars.

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