My Mom’s Lemon Bars are Better Than Your Mom’s Lemon Bars

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 40 mins

Lemon bars from the kitchen of my mommy.


  1. Mix crust ingredients together.
  2. Pat mixture into a 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Bake 20 minutes at 350°F.
  4. While crust is baking, combine these filling ingredients first: beaten eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.
  5. Gradually add flour and baking powder to the mixture.
  6. Mix well until "frothy".
  7. Immediately after taking crust out of oven, pour in filling.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350°F
  9. Tip: Watch filling at 20 minutes – it should turn a little brown spotted on top, but not a lot.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.
Most Helpful

I made these for a Christmas party tonight. I'm thinking I should have made a double batch since I've already eaten three... these are yummy and so very easy. I used 3 lemons which was a little over 6 tablespoons of juice. Thanks for the recipe - I will make these again for sure!

Kalija December 23, 2012

I love your Mom's recipe. I follow it to a tee, except I leave crust in oven maybe about 10 minutes longer for more browner crust! Other than that, it is perfect, and I am making them yet again for our family Christmas party 2010. Thank for sharing!

Wife2uRick December 17, 2010

I made these Lemon Bars yesterday for a BBQ that we were invited to. I thought they sounded light enough to bring to my neighbors for desert. While I was cutting the bars, my husband came in and was curious so I gave him a taste....He didn't want me to bring them next door. I kept 6 of the 32 pieces it yielded. Everyone loved them. I know I will make these again and again and again. Thanks to you and your mom!!!

katt711 July 31, 2009