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This Lemon Bars Recipe is a classic family favorite- super easy to throw together with a bright and tangy-sweet lemon curd layer and short bread crust.

Lemon Bars

This Lemon Bars Recipe is a classic family favorite- super easy to throw together with a bright and tangy-sweet lemon curd layer and short bread crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Betty Crocker's Cooky Book

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar + more for dusting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8" x 8" pan with parchment or foil, letting the ends hang out for easy removal later (if using foil, grease with cooking spray first).

  2. Mix flour, butter and confectioner's sugar until well combined.

  3. Press evenly into the pan building it up around a 1/2 inch around the edges and set aside.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes.

  5. While the crust bakes, beat together eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and lemon juice until well combined an smooth.

  6. When crust is done baking, pour lemon mixture evenly over the crust.

  7. Bake for around 25 minutes or until there's no imprint left behind when you lightly press the middle.

  8. Cool and remove from pan in one piece.

  9. Cut into squares and dust with confectioners sugar. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.