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The Best Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

These are the best homemade lemon bars! These bars have a perfectly chewy crust, zesty lemon filling and dusted with powder sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade lemon dessert, lemon bars, lemon dessert, sweet bars
Servings: 24
Calories: 267kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs beaten
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 cup lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • 1 cup flour


  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream together softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add flour and salt and mix until blended.
  • Press into the bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While crust is cooking, make filling by mixing together sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour filling over hot crust and bake for about 25 -30 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.
  • Cool completely and cut into squares.


  • If you can gather up enough self control to not devour the whole pan, you can store them for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg