Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is for me, the best lemon bar recipe I have ever tasted. Wonderful for Spring/Summer parties.


  1. Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  2. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  3. Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk in 2 cups sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture; pour batter over crust.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set.
  8. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  9. Cut into bars, and sprinkle evenly with additional powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

Based on other reviews commenting on the over sweetness (overall 2 1/4 c. sugar), I reduced the sugar to 1 1/3 c.(in the lemon filling). While these went REALLY fast and I've had subsequent requests to make them, To speed up the making of the crust, I pulsed those ingredients in the food processor until combined with great results. I also thought the crust was a little thick for the amount of filling (make sure you watch the crust closely, there's a fine line between perfect and overcooked. I used fresh lemon juice and some finely zested lemon peel, the flavor was perfectly lemony. I believe fresh lemon juice is key. Thanks for sharing, with the tweaks, we definetly have a repeat winner!****Update**** I reduced the sugar in the filling down to 1 cup and I think this is just to our taste. Wonderfully lemony and not overly sweet. I also added just a pinch of salt to the crust.

Larawithoutau September 24, 2013

These lemon bars were one of the desserts I made for our Memorial Day cook-out. Scrumptious is an accurate description of the taste. I used fresh lemon juice and they had an intense flavor. The crowd went wild for them. Thanks for making me look like I'm a good cook.

ainsleydoll May 28, 2003

Not only were these lemon bars easy to make, but they were also easy to cut and remove. I received a ton of compliments and would highly recommend them to anyone who needs to bake sweets for a party or gathering. My friends commented that the bars were soft and not too sugary. The lemon flavor wasn't too overwhelming, either. The minute you set these out, they'll disappear!

jpatel02004 January 14, 2013