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Classic Lemon Bars


  • ½ lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Beat butter till fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar. Beat in the flour one cup at a time. Add a pinch of salt. Press the dough into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake crust till golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Beat sugar with eggs until blended. Add lemon juice and zest, baking powder, flour and salt, and beat until blended. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake until the filling is set in center and begins to brown on top, about 20 minutes.
  4. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lemon, bars, easy, delicious