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Sliced Lemon Bars dusted with icing sugar

Lemon Bars

Herbs and Flour
This classic Lemon Bars recipe is easy to follow and produces the BEST fresh, citrusy treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 123 kcal


For the crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the lemon filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • icing sugar (confectioner's sugar or powdered sugar), for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang to make it easier to remove the bars.
  • Place the ingredients for the crust in a stand mixer and blend until combined. The mixture will be crumbly, not smooth and that is ok. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, add the sugar, flour, and lemon zest and whisk together. Add the lemon juice and eggs and whisk until the filling is smooth. Transfer it into the baking dish. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the mixture is set.
  • Allow the bars to completely cool in the pan. Then refrigerate- this will help the filling set further so that it doesn't ooze out when the bars are sliced.
  • Dust the bars with icing sugar and slice to your desired size.


Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 17mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easter dessert, lemon dessert, lemons, spring dessert, summer dessert
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