5-Ingredient Luscious Lemon Bars Recipe Is Creamy & Refreshing by Ann Marie Patitucci
There’s something about lemons that makes me think about spring and summer – the warmer weather, longer days and fresh air. Whether it’s lemon décor or lemon desserts, there’s just something about lemons.
I’m a big fan of shortbread crusts and lemon filling, so lemon bars are one my favorite desserts. This easy lemon bar recipe is the best of the best! (I can’t say the best because it’s not my mom’s recipe, but I may be known to bake this one from time to time.)
For this luscious lemon bar recipe you need just five simple ingredients: fresh lemons, butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and eggs. The batter is baked in a 13x9-inch pan until set. To fancy them up, you can dust them with a little powdered sugar before serving for dessert or a snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Servings: Makes about 24 squares
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar (divided)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
- 4 eggs
- powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
Here's how to make it:
- In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan lightly with cooking spray and then press the mixture into the bottom to form the crust. Bake the crust in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm and golden.
- While the crust is baking, 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. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. (The lemon bars will firm up as they cool.) Dust with powdered sugar while still warm so it sticks.
Note: For best results, roll the lemons around the cutting board with a little pressure and/or pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds before cutting for maximum juice-squeezing!
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