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Luscious lemon bars

I like to store ideas for lemon-related recipes in the back of my head until January of every year. My mother-in-law loves lemon desserts and since January is her birth month, it has also become lemon month. It is nice having a little taste of summer in the dead of winter!

My first 2013 lemon experiment was edible, but not blog-worthy. My second, this delicious little bar, was fabulous! If you, too, have a loved-one who swoons over lemon desserts, you must give these a try.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

2 cups flour

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 sticks butter, softened

Mix until crumbly.

Using your fingers, press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

4 eggs

2 cups granulated sugar

Zest from one lemon

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup flour

Whisk until lumps are gone. Pour over the partially-baked crust and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

Once the bars have cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Printable recipe: Luscious lemon bars

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Reader Comments (8)

This looks like a great and easy recipe. I will have to try this soon. Thanks!

02.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrina Likes

These look so good! I have tons of lemons right now to use up, I might just have to try these! :)

These look super yummy!

I am the loved one who swooooooons over lemon desserts! :-D Please let me have the entire pan. K? Thanks!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate@Diethood

These are absolutely delish!! And I am not even a huge fan of lemon. Making another batch tonight for my family! Thanks for ALL the great recipes! This site is a gem!

02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimplySimpleMoM

Hello! These looked so delicious I decided to make them for desert tonight, however, I completed step one and my crust is in the over right now and as I prepare step 2, nowhere in the directions does it mention the use of the 4 eggs in the ingredient section. HELP!!

05.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Hi Lindsay! The eggs belong in this step (completed while the crust is being baked):
In a medium bowl, combine:
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
Zest from one lemon
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
I hope this helps and I hope your bars turned out!

05.26.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

I was super excited to make these... However they did not turn out not very good at all. There was a hardened crust on top and the sugar egg mixture did not gel up... So it's like eating runny lemon egg yolks on top of a delicious crust... Gross. :(

10.6.2013 | Unregistered CommenterShanda

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