Zesty Lemon Bars Recipe

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Isaiah Morrison Modified: March 24, 2022
Zesty Lemon Bars Recipe

How To Make Zesty Lemon Bars

We are not kidding when we say you can make lemon bars with a crusty shortbread and zesty lemon filling using only 5 ingredients.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For the crust:

  • 12tbspunsalted butter,frozen and cut in small pieces
  • 6tbspsugar
  • cupsflour

For the filling:

  • cupssugar
  • ¼cupflour
  • 4large eggs
  • ¾cuplemon juice
  • 1tbsplemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line baking pan both ways with parchment paper with overhang.

  3. Add the butter, sugar and flour to a food processor.

  4. Let process for 20-30 seconds or until the dough comes together into a ball.

  5. Press into an 8 by 8 inch pan and bake for 22 to 25 minutes.

  6. Combine the 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 4 eggs, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl.

  7. Whisk well and let sit for 15 minutes while crust bakes.

  8. Whisk just before pouring onto crust.

  9. Then bake the crust with the filling for 30 to 35 minutes (remove before it starts to brown).

  10. Serve.


  • Calories: 237.40kcal
  • Fat: 9.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.81g
  • Fiber: 0.44g
  • Sugar: 23.78g
  • Protein: 3.12g
  • Cholesterol: 69.40mg
  • Sodium: 19.57mg
  • Calcium: 13.03mg
  • Potassium: 47.28mg
  • Iron: 0.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 92.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.91mg
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