Lemon Bars

The simple preparation and use of common pantry ingredients have made these delectable bars a regular in our kitchen. The light lemony filling combines beautifully with the flaky golden crust to create a perfect bite.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Take out a stick of unsalted butter to soften.
  3. Get out an 8×8-inch metal pan and 2 medium bowls.
  4. Set up a cooling rack.

STEP TWO – Make the Crust


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


  1. In the 1st medium bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces and use your fingers to incorporate until the ingredients form a ball of dough.
  3. Press the dough into the pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.

STEP THREE – Make the Filling


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


  1. In the 2nd medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy.
  2. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix well.

STEP FOUR – Bake the Bars

  1. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Cool the bar on the cooling rack for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer to a cutting board. You may need to run a knife around the edges of the pan first to loosen the bar.
  4. Cut into 9 individual bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 bar

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat

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25 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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