Simple Lemon Bars

Simple Lemon Bars
Servings: 24 Yield: 24 bars Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 45 mins


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.


2. In a large bowl, blend butter, confectioners sugar and salt until well combined and smooth. Stir in flour until blended. Scrape into the prepared baking pan and press evenly into the bottom.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.


4. In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, flour, eggs and lemon juice until completely smooth. Pour over crust.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until no imprint remains in the filling when lightly touched in the center. Remove from oven to a wire rack and cool completely. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar. Cut into 24 bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 24; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 191, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 55, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 27, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 25, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.