Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

These are some of the best lemon bars I have ever tasted. No one can eat just one. If cut into one inch squares, one serving would be about 4 of them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add flour and oatmeal to the butter and sugar mixture to make dough.
  3. (it will be a little crumbly) Set aside.
  4. Stir juice and zest into milk.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Butter (or spray) a 9 by 13-inch pan.
  7. Press two-thirds to three quarters of the dough into the pan.
  8. Spread lemon/milk mixture evenly over the top of the dough.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden.
  11. Let cool, slice into 1-inch squares.
  12. Cut into larger squares if you like.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe! It's an Ellen Straine recipe from when she was with Food Network . Or at least that's where I got it. Glad it's on Zaar. Best ever!

JessFontenot June 29, 2009

Ive never been a fan of lemon bars until i tried this i make it all the time for family get togethers and everyone loves them

evafd November 09, 2006

This makes a very rich dough - mine didn't go crumbly & I used 2 & 1/2 cups of flour! I just broke the remaining 3rd down into little chunks & dropped it on the top of the milk mixture. I baked this for about 40 minutes, it is very rich but smells great. Thanks for a lovely lemony recipe.

LilKiwiChicken May 25, 2006

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a