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Easy Lemon Bars
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Easy Lemon Bars

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 244kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • juice of 4 lemons
  • 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.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.9mg