Shortbread Lemon Bars

Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is a fancy version of lemon squares - perfect for company.

Top Review by sheepdoc

Something went really wrong with these. The crust floated or something and I couldn't spread the topping. Maybe I was supposed to cool it some after the filling cooked. Tasted fabulous though. Served them at Thanksgiving even though they had to be scooped out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine flour, powdered sugar and lemon and orange peel.
  2. Cut in butter until crumbly; process until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Pat into a greased 13X9 baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until set and the edges are lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the filling ingredients; mix well.
  6. Pour over hot crust.
  7. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
  8. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine topping ingredients.
  9. Spread over filling.
  10. Bake 7-9 minutes longer or until topping is set.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
  12. Refrigerate overnight.
  13. Cut into bars just before serving.

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