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Simple Lemon Bars

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 32 bars 1x


Simple Lemon Bars –¬†Lemon Bars that come together in no time. The ingredients might be simple while the taste is anything but.



For the Crust
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Filling
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice, about 4 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • confectioner’s sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-x-13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Start by making the crust. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar and mix until combined. Add flour until incorporated and dough is smooth. Using your fingers, press into the prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Mix together eggs, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. While the wet ingredients are mixing, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Pour dry ingredients into the wet and stir until combined. Pour lemon mixture over the crust. Return pan to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until bars appear to be set. Remove from the oven and let pan cool on wire racks until completely cool before cutting into triangles. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!


  • Store lemon bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bars also freeze well.

Keywords: desserts, lemon bars