How to Make Lemon Bars

The Perfect Lemon Bars Recipe

Welcome to our delightful lemon bars recipe! These tangy and sweet treats are the perfect balance of citrusy goodness and buttery crust. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a zesty dessert, our lemon bars are sure to impress. So, let’s get started!


  • 225 grams (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams (½ cup) powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 4 large eggs
  • 400 grams (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 60 milliliters (¼ cup) fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 30 grams (¼ cup) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, powdered sugar, and 2 cups of flour until well combined.
  3. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
  4. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup of flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth.
  6. Pour the lemon mixture over the baked crust, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is set.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the lemon bars to cool completely in the baking dish.
  9. Once cooled, dust the top of the bars with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve.


  • For an extra burst of flavor, you can add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the powdered sugar used for dusting.
  • Make sure to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best taste.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar to prevent it from melting.
  • Store the lemon bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


There you have it – a simple and scrumptious lemon bars recipe that will satisfy your cravings for a tangy and sweet dessert. These bars are perfect for any occasion and are sure to impress your family and friends. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

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