Lemon Bars

This is an easy and delicious dessert that we usually save for special occasions. The light lemony filling combines beautifully with the flaky golden crust. 

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Get out an 8” square metal pan. It doesn’t need to be oiled.
  3. Get out 2 medium size bowls and a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Prepare the Crust


6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of all-purpose flour
¼ cup of powdered sugar


  1. Add the flour and sugar to one of the bowls and mix well. Add in the softened butter and use your fingers to incorporate all three ingredients.
  2. Press the crust batter into the baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.

STEP THREE – Prepare the Filling


2 large eggs
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Lemon zest


  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until they’re frothy.
  2. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients and mix well.

STEP FOUR – Assemble and Bake

  1. Pour the filling over the baked crust and place the pan in the oven for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  2. Cool completely, then run a sharp knife around the edges to loosen it from the pan.
  3. Carefully transfer the square from the pan to a cutting board and cut into 9 bars with a sharp knife.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recommended serving size: 1 bar

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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24 thoughts on “Lemon Bars

      1. I really enjoy the texture of almond flour, adds to the gooeyness. Doesn’t tend to add too much of a nutty flavour. Perhaps a tiny bit of an almondy flavour, but nothing overbearing and I kind of like the lemon/ marzipan combo in my mind. Thanks!

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