Lemon Bars

I love any dessert with lemon… there is something about tangy, tart & sweet that makes me very happy! These turned out so good. Simple to make & fun to eat!


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of powder sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat the 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray. To make crust combine flour, powder sugar and salt in a bowl. Add butter pieces and mix with hands until crumbly. Press evenly into the bottom of your baking pan. Bake until lightly golden, about 18 minutes. Set crust aside.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, diced finely
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

To make filling whisk together eggs, sugar, flour and salt. Add lemon zest and juice and mix until combined thoroughly. Pour over hot crust. Bake 15-18 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely before dusting with powder sugar. Enjoy.

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4 Responses to “Lemon Bars”

  1. 1

    Jackie — June 3, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, your lemon bars look so wonderful and I haven’t made any of these in so long! You’ve got me all fired up to dig out that recipe. this is such a perfect spring and summer treat. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. 2

    Kevin — June 4, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    Those lemon bars look amazing. It has been too long since I last had a lemon bar.


  3. 3

    Elle — June 4, 2008 @ 2:40 am

    So pretty! I love lemon bars, and I could eat them all!


  4. 4

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