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Easy Lemon Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert bar recipe, lemon dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Bernadette


For the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine I used butter, the original recipe calls for margarine.

For the filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Prepare the crust: Preheat oven to 350* F. Combine two cups flour with the powdered sugar. Cut in butter or margarine and stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an 8×13 baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges being to brown slightly.
  • While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. Beat the eggs together with the sugar, lemon juice and zest, flour and baking powder until well combined.
  • Once the crust is baked pour the filling over the crust and return to the oven for 25 minutes or until the filling is set. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar and allow pan to cool completely before cutting into squares.