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Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon-lovers rejoice! The best lemon bar recipe is finally here. What makes this one so great? It’s a homemade dessert that’s easy to make and sure to impress. It has just the right amount of sweet and tart lemon filling and delicious buttery crust. After they bake and cool, dust them with powdered sugar and serve. Once you learn how to make these tangy little lemon squares, your friends and family will ask you to make them every time you get together.
Makes: About 24 bars
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven 350ºF. Prepare 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, stir together flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt. Add butter; stir to form a soft dough. Press into bottom of pan. Freeze 15 minutes.

Step 3

Bake 22-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Step 4

While crust is baking, whisk together granulated sugar and flour in medium bowl. Add eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice and zest and whisk until smooth. Pour over hot crust. Return to oven and bake 18-20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on cooling grid. Dust cooled bars with additional confectioners’ sugar.

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all-purpose flour

all-purpose flour (2 cups for crust, 1/2 cup for filling)

unsalted butter

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (, softened)

confectioner's sugar

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar (plus additional for dusting)


5 eggs

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar


1/2 teaspoon salt

lemon juice

1 cup lemon juice (from about 8 lemons)

egg yolks

3 egg yolks

lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 2 lemons)




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