Easy Lemon Bars are something I remember as being a “grown-up” dessert when I was a kid. My mom would make them occasionally and I don’t remember particularly liking them. Funny how as you grow up so does your taste.
I Love Lemon Desserts!
Now that I’m an adult I love lemon desserts – and lemon bars are at the top of the list! But I also love lemon cookies
, trifles with lemon filling
. It’s on my to-do list to put my lemon curd recipe on the blog, because it’s a favorite as well.
Start With A Shortbread Crust
A shortbread crust is a must, and it is so simple to make. Shortbread is only a few ingredients:
- Powdered Sugar
A Tart Filling
After you’ve made your crust, you need to top it with a a delicious and tart filling. Use fresh lemons and zest for the yummiest lemon bars. All you need for your filling is:
Make sure you let your lemon bars cool before serving. I love them chilled in the fridge. There is something about a cold lemon bar that is irresistible.
Easy Lemon Bars Always A Hit
I promise these will be gobbled up the next time you make them. And when you do, come back and leave me a comment and let me know how much you love them. We love to hear from you guys!
Easy lemon bars are always a crowd pleaser. With an easy shortbread crust and a tart and tangy filling they will always hit the spot.
Keyword: easy lemon bars, lemon dessert
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 244 kcal
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- zest from 2 lemons
- juice of 4 lemons
- 1/3 cup flour
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liberally spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
Combine flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt.
Using a pastry blender or your kitchen air paddle attachment, blend in the butter until is resembles coarse crumbs.
Press mixture into the bottom of you pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden.
With a hand or stand mixer mix the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour until well combined.
Pour over hot crust and return to oven for 18-20 minutes.
Let completely cool on wire rack.
Cut into squares, sprinkle with powdered sugar and refrigerate in a covered container.
Easy Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.