The Best Lemon Bars

The Best Lemon Bars

Desserts Fruit Desserts Lemon Desserts

Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!

Servings per recipe: 36
Calories per serving: 126
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 55m


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 lemons, juiced


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  • 3   Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  • 4   Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and arrange in a checker board fashion.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 5.8g 9%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 26mg  
Total Carbohydrates 17.8g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 1.6g 3%
Sugars 11g  
Vitamin A 186IU  
Vitamin C 5mg  
Calcium 9mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 3mg  
Folate 18mcg