Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

How To Make Classic Lemon Bars

Whip up a tangy batch of these lemon bars for your next bake sale! It comes with a buttery crust and rich filling for a tasty dessert.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 32 minutes
Total: 42 minutes



For Crust:

  • 10tbspbutter,room temperature
  • cupsflour
  • ½cuppowdered sugar,plus 2 tbsp
  • ¼tspsalt

For Filling:

  • 3largelarge eggs,room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 3tbspflour
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • cuplemon juice,from 2 lemons
  • ½tspbaking powder



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 9-inch pan.

  2. Mix the flour, powdered sugar, and salt together.

  3. Cut the butter into the mix until crumbly, then press them into the bottom of the pan.

  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until lightly golden.


  1. Whisk the eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, and baking powder together until combined.

  2. Pour the filling over the cooked crust, then place the dish back in the oven.

  3. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes until the filling is set.

  4. Cool completely, then dust with powdered sugar.

  5. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 185.60kcal
  • Fat: 8.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.34g
  • Fiber: 0.36g
  • Sugar: 16.37g
  • Protein: 2.73g
  • Cholesterol: 62.67mg
  • Sodium: 65.80mg
  • Calcium: 21.96mg
  • Potassium: 36.49mg
  • Iron: 0.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.45mg
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